January 12, 2014

Barbara A. (Jones) Burkenpas


---- — LAFAYETTE — Barbara A.(Jones) Burkenpas, 72, Lafayette, formerly of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

Born Feb. 16, 1941, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Mervil and Leona (Hoover) Jones. She was a 1959 graduate of Logansport High School.

Barbara married Peter Burkenpas in May 2003 in Lafayette, and he survives. She worked in health care for 15 years, five of those years at Home Hospital, retiring in 2003. She was a member of Community Reformed Church, where she was a member of the Bible Study Group. Her hobbies included traveling, reading, crocheting and watercolor painting.

Surviving with her husband are her children, Kent “David” Pugh (wife, Debbie) of Culleoka, Tenn., Karen Grove (husband, Dave) of Lafayette and Holly Cannon of Indianapolis; her “bonus” children (Peter’s children), Tom Burkenpas (wife, Sue) of Rogers, Ark., Karen Bosma (husband, Tom) and Judy Brown (husband, Kevin), both of Lafayette; her sister, Sandy Hatcher (husband, Chuck) of Columbus; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Community Reformed Church, with the Rev. Wes Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Reformed Church.

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