Barbara Baumgartner
Murphy-Parks Funeral Services
703 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN

Barbara Baumgartner, 80, of Shelbyville passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

She was born May 3, 1941, in New York City, to Rocco Padulo and Ann (Cassidy) Padulo. She was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and was a graduate of St. Scholastica Academy and Michigan State University.

Barbara married Donald I. "Boomer" Baumgartner on Nov. 15, 1974, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2011.

She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Krause (husband, Dan) Mages; her son, John (wife, Sally) Krause; and her grandchildren, Jacob Mages, Caroline Mages, Charlie Krause, and Max Krause.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, James "Rocky" Padulo.

For the last 20 years Barbara has worked as office manager for Shelby County United Fund (SCUFFY) and was proud to serve in the mission of advancing the common good in Shelby County.

Barbara was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Anne Alter Society, and Shelby County Players. Her grandchildren, who call her Amah, were the pride of her life.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to SCUFFY, 126 N. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176 or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Funeral directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Barbara's family.

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Published by The Shelbyville News on Oct. 5, 2021.
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I met Barb when we became roommates are freshman year at Michigan State University. It was so easy to want her to be one of my best friends and share this wonderful first year for us. having three young women in one room and no bathroom made it a very easy to know a lot about each other. we visited each other‘s homes and met the families and shared so many experiences. I was so sorry to hear about her passing and want to be sure that her family and friends know that she really made a difference.
Vanda Skuras
October 10, 2021
Paul Mages & Michael Sivak
October 6, 2021
So very sorry for your loss, John and family.
Philip and Brigitt Caito
October 4, 2021
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