Maribel (Banning) Barnard

Born: Thu., May 2, 1929
Died: Sun., Mar. 26, 2017

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Maribel Barnard, 92, of Economy, IN passed away Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 at The Springs of Richmond, IN. She was born May 2, 1924 in Randolph County, IN the daughter of Ralph Joseph and Elta Isaphene (Hitchcock) Banning. She was a graduate of Economy High School.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Phillip M. Barnard; two sons, Joseph “Joe” Barnard (and wife Karen) of Lafayette, IN and Jon Barnard  of Economy, IN; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a private graveside service only. No visiting hours. Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Mark & Dot Schlegel
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Jon, Phil, and Joe we were very sorry to hear of your loss.
You will be in our prayers. Mark & Dot.

Janet Dishner Swim
   Posted Wed March 29, 2017
Jon, Thinking of you and your family, so sorry for your loss.

Jim & Pat Doerstler
   Posted Wed March 29, 2017
Phil, Joe, & Jon. We want express our condolences for the passing of one beautiful lady. She was a joy to be around and always expressed an interest into what we were doing and how our family was. I last visited with her and Phil less than a year ago. We re-lived some old times and the "fun"?? We had working on the roads! Lots of "stories" !
Our prayers are with all of you. Treasure those good memories.

Sara Beatty Carnahan
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
Phil, Jon, and family,
So very sorry to hear of Maribel's passing. She touched so many hearts with her sweetness and spunk. Such a remarkable soul to celebrate.

Mike and Janie Jordan
   Posted Fri March 31, 2017
Jon, Phil, and Joe,
Keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. Please let us know what we can do to help.

Mike and Janie

Rose Naylor Whitesel
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Phil, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved wife. I know she was your everything! I was just at your house to deliver flowers for Valentines Day. She will be missed by you and others as well. Please take care and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Char Roberts
   Posted Sat May 06, 2017
Oh Maribel... I hope you know how much pleasure your wonderful letters have given me for decades, as a reader of your cousin Madonna's and Bill's correspondence and then more recently as a recipient of such wonderful letters from you myself. Right now I imagine you up there over the rainbow, planting flowers in God's garden, with Phil at your side... and painting, and riding your horse again, and both of you going on bicycle parades, and reliving all the wonderful experiences your lives brought you. It is selfish of me to be in tears as I write this, but I am...

You're role models for lives well lived. Love always, your little cousin, Char.

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