Barbara Hanford

March 13th

Barbara Hanford, 75, of Leesburg, IN passed away on March 12, 2023 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.  She was born on June 15, 1947 in Indianapolis, IN to Charles Wilbur & Dorothy (Sandquist) Reep.  On May 18, 1969 she married Norman Hanford who preceded her in 2017.  Barbara was a devoted mother that enjoyed her family and taking vacations.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and hearing about the Karate students.  She enjoyed her television programs and sleeping in.  She played cards with a great group of ladies that accepted that she wasn’t a great card player.  Barb was a supportive wife of 48 years, and the basic title of “Homemaker” wouldn’t fulfill her description.  She is survived by her son – Steven (Kathleen) Hanford of Columbia City.  Daughter – Emily (William) Christian of Milford.  7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband and 1 brother Robert Reep.   Services will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home with calling 2 hours prior from 1-3.  Burial will follow at the Salem Cemetery in Wilmot.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lions Karate Competition Team , or to Honor Flight of Northern Indiana


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