Barbara Joan Faris, 71 of Pierceton, Indiana passed away at 7:22 am on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Masons Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
On August 19, 1942, she was born in Harrison Twp., Kosciusko County to Dale and Frances (Rush) Plew. She married Terry L. Faris on April 3, 1965 in Silver Lake, Indiana. He preceded her in death on November 7, 2004.
Barbara moved to Pierceton in 1950, where she graduated from Pierceton High School in 1960. She retired from NIPSCO where she worked for 37 years, retiring in 1997. She also worked as an E.M.T. for Pierceton Monroe-Washington, Twp. EMS for twenty seven years and also for the EMS in Naples, Florida.
Barbara did volunteer work for the Rescue Mission in Port Charlotte, Florida. She also served on Joyce Myers mission trips, traveling to several countries including Lebanon, Cambodia, Thailand, Honduras, Ethiopia and Haiti. Locally she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pierceton, and The Order of the Eastern Star, Pierceton and for many years, the Kosciusko County Cattlemens Association. Barbara and her husband also raised Hereford Cattle for Seasons Harmony Farms for many years. Barbara worked with Habitat for Humanity in Kosciusko County, Columbia City and Naples, Florida and she hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
She is survived by two brothers, Robert (and spouse Joan) Plew, Pierceton and Alfred (and spouse Elaine) Plew, Decatur ; one nephew, Christopher (Gina Eddington) Plew, Bluffton; one niece, Jo Ellen (and spouse Jerry) Deaton, Warsaw; two great nephews, one great niece, two great-great nephews and three great-great nieces. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Reverend Mark Fishburn and Pastor Dennis Bollenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Visitation hours will be from 4:00 8:00 pm Monday, October 21, 2013 at the funeral chapel, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30pm that same evening. And one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions are to be made to First Baptist Church of Pierceton, 208 West Market Street, Pierceton, Indiana 46562 or to Monroe Go Getters 4H Club, 9019 South 400 East, Claypool, Indiana 46510.