Barbara A. Anderson, of Bluffton, passed away on Aug. 28, 2022 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
She graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school in Cicero and Riverside.
Barbara took a break from teaching to raise her family. She later became a substitute teacher and became the Director of Senior Services for Huntington County. Barbara loved to cook and was excellent at it. She was especially known for her Christmas cookies. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church where she taught Sunday school for over ten years.
Barbara was known for her exceptional hosting skills. Whether it was a small family gathering, a holiday celebration with friends and family, or a large Sunday school event, she was the epitome of a gracious hostess. She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, making centerpieces and artwork. She spoiled rotten her three standard poodles.
Barbara was born on Sept. 2, 1934 in Chicago, the daughter of Irvin and Erna (Loboschefski) Davis.
She married Willard Anderson on June 19, 1957 in Cicero. He was the country mouse to her city mouse. Willard preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2020.
Survivors include two daughters; Carol Lynn (Michael) McManus of Greenwood and Carla Anderson of Santa Monica; a sister, Joyce Ann (John) Metter of Beloit; a niece, Leighanne Metter-Jensen; and three nephews, Andrew Metter, John William Lamiot, and James Travis Lamiot.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the River Terrace Retirement Community Chapel, 400 Caylor Blvd. in Bluffton.
A graveside service will be held for the family in Geneseo, Illinois at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made out to Pacific Garden Missions or Huntington Food Pantry both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington.