Barbara A. McDonald
1949 - 2019

Barbara A. McDonald

KOUTS, IN - Barbara A. McDonald (69) of Kouts, IN, formerly of Hobart, passed away on May 25, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Barbara was born on July 15, 1949 in DeMotte, IN. She graduated from Hobart High School in 1967, worked at US Steel, married the love of her life, had a son, graduated from Indiana University Northwest and became a Registered Nurse. She later graduated from St. Francis University with a BS in Nursing. Barbara spent her nursing career at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart as an ICU Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing and finally a Case Manager. For over 38 years at St. Mary's, she made many friends and together they helped to shape it into the wonderful hospital it is today.

She is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Ron; parents, Edward and Mary Schlarp; sister, Mona Schlarp and sister-in-law, Paulette McDonald. Barbara is survived by her son, Erik (Amy) McDonald; step daughters: Maureen Black and Katie McDonald; brothers-in-law: Bill and Jim McDonald; grandchildren: Samantha McDonald, Emily McDonald, Crystal Shulz, Lee Shulz, Jasmine Belmont and Eugene Black; and nephew, Kevin (Dreena) McDonald.

Barbara loved her years at St. Mary Medical Center. She met her Best Friend, Kris Shocaroff, and made many other lifelong friends throughout her years there. She loved spending time with her grandkids, Samantha and Emily, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and serving on the board of her local church. Barbara was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.

In accordance with her wishes, a celebration of life service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kouts, IN (507 S. Rose Ave). In lieu of flowers, Barbara's wishes were for contributions to be made to St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary, In memory of Barbara McDonald for a nursing scholarship in her name.

Published by The Times on May 29, 2019.
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Barbara McDonald Noeyac
November 15, 2019
I worked with Barb at St. Mary's many years ago we shared an office. Many great memories with Barb. My deepest sympathy to her family.

June Wyant
May 29, 2019
To the McDonald family.
Barbara and I worked at St Mary's Hospital for a number of years. I want to tell you that next to family, her pt. and co workers were always her primary concern. She was a great friend and nurse and many people will be sad reading that she has passed. I will never forget her kindness and know that God has big plans for her. May she rest in peace. She will never be forgotten.
John Boguslawski
May 29, 2019
Barbara, a wonderful neighbor, will never be forgotten. We will cherish the good moments that we spent with her.
(She loved the color purple.)
Winnie and Bill Heuring
May 29, 2019
I am saddened to learn of Barb's passing. I worked with her at St Marys in the old ICU "back in the day". Many great memories of her being a brilliant and compassionate nurse as well as a favored coworker. Witty and, when necessary, brutally honest...qualities that I always admired in her.
Diana Richards
May 29, 2019
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