Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home
120 West Mill Street
Ossian, IN
BARBARA J. ROYER, 68, of Ossian, passed away at Coventry Meadows on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Born Oct. 3, 1950 in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late George and Louise Baldwin. She was a 1968 graduate of Kokomo High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. She had worked in customer service at Guardian Photo for 13 years and then PHD for 17 years. She retired from Ossian Deli after 10 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes was watching game shows and assembling jigsaw puzzles. Surviving are her husband, Walter Royer of Ossian; children, Tara Burkhart and Chad (Misty) Shirar, both of Fort Wayne; brother, Pat (Lori) Baldwin of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Alisa, Sha, Caleb, Canaan, Kynsley, Carter, and Cason; and brother-in-law, Fred (Karen) Royer of Decatur. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Jim Baldwin; and son-in-law, Donny Burkhart. Memorial Service is noon Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian (IN 46777) with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Stroke Association or Heartland Hospice. To leave condolences visit

Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 21, 2018.
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I am so sorry for your loss Walt. Barb was always so much fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sheila (Zuber) Buonomo
October 25, 2018
Walt, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
Beth Martinez
October 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss walt. Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
Scott and Marianne Langston
October 23, 2018
So sorry Walt Janet Minser
October 23, 2018
Thought and prayers to the family. The supreme commander called this veteran home. God Bless.
Diane Jackson
October 22, 2018
Walt, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow, She will be missed.
Mike & Linda Bir
October 21, 2018
Walt and family,

I was shocked to read of Barbs passing. I worked at PHD for 34 years and considered Barb a dear friend. Since I retired I have run into Barb at Walmart or Meijer many times. She always greeted me with a hug. In fact I just saw her at Meijer a couple weeks ago. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rita Good
Rita Good
October 21, 2018
Dear Walt and Family,
So sorry to read about your loss. I will pray for your comfort and peace in the coming days. Be thankful for your time together.
Dave Deal
October 21, 2018
Godspeed Barb! This sister redhead remembers your huge laugh and huge heart.
Wendy Shirar
October 21, 2018
I could not have asked for a better mother to my first born...Chad

RIP Barb
Steve Shirar
October 21, 2018
We used to play cards with your mom. I can still hear her call you Barbie. Rest in peace my friend.
October 21, 2018
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