Barbara L. Hedges, age 77, of Orland died on Monday, October 5, 2020 in an automobile accident in LaGrange County. Barbara was born in Garrett, Indiana on October 25, 1942 to the late Robert and Lucille (Johnson) Todd. She was a 1960 graduate of Kendallville High School and married Robert L. Hedges on August 11, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Barbara worked as Assistant to the Director at Indiana Med Center Fort Wayne. She enjoyed watching her grandson play basketball at Ball State, hosting dinner parties for family and friends at a moment’s notice, serving her community by countless hours of volunteer efforts, and she was a devoted member of the Wall Lake Association. Barbara was a member of Y-Teens, GAA, Spotlight and Choir. As a child living across the street from the church, she spent many mornings in her pajamas, over there playing the organ. Watching IU football games and doting on her grandkids and great grandkids were some of her favorite things. Her love for life and outgoing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Daughter, Angie and Greg Jones of Auburn.
Daughter, Gretchen and Bill Mallers of Fort Wayne.
Grandchildren; Judy and Michael Holley, Steven Jones, Eric Jones, Audrey Mallers and fiancé Brock Gower and Kyle Mallers.
Great grandchildren; Brantley, Calvin, Gunnar, Everett and Hazel Holley.
Sister, Julie and Hal Kelley of Sea Grove Beach, Florida.
Brother, Stan and Mel Todd of Angola.
Sister, Sara and Charley Fisher of Kendallville.
Sister, Mary and Bill Kribbs of Massillon, Ohio.
Brother-in-law, John Hedges of Oak Park, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Judy Todd.
There will be a Memorial Mass on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 301 East Diamond Street, Kendallville.
A Gathering of friends and family will also be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with a eulogy by Thomas Novy at 6:00 PM following the gathering.
Memorials to St Mary's Assumption Catholic Church in Bronson, Michigan or Presence Sacred Heart Home.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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