Barbara Ann (Doyle) Hubbard

Born: Tue., Jan. 4, 1944
Died: Tue., Sep. 26, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: Thornburg

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Thornburg

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Barbara Hubbard went home to her Lord on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born on January 4, 1944 at Fort Bragg, NC, while her father was serving in the U.S. Army. After World War II, the family returned to their home in Anderson, IN. She attended public schools in Anderson, graduating from Madison Heights High School in 1962. After attending college, Barbara was married and blessed with three daughters. As a stay-at-home mom, Barbara was active in her children’s school and extra-curricular activities. In 1987, she returned to school, and graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Administration.

In 1993, Barbara accepted the position as Executive Director of the Hoosier Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross. After serving with the Red Cross for nearly six years, Barbara accepted the position as Executive Director of Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity, where she served until 2007.

Barbara was a former member of Muncie Noon Rotary Club, Alpha chapter of Psi Iota Xi, United Way Executive Directors Council, and Indiana Republican State Committee. She was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Otis R. Bowen and Gov. Robert Orr.

She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Don Hubbard, Farmland; three daughters, Amy Dishman of Muncie, IN, Heidi Wendling (husband, David) of Nashville, TN and Katie Cabanas (husband, Michael) of Coral Gables, FL; a brother, Robert K Doyle of Greensboro, NC; twelve grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ellen Doyle of Anderson, IN; and one brother, John Doyle, Jr. of Glendale, AZ.

A memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be 5 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Thornburg Memorial Chapel of Parker City, IN, with Tim Cleland officiating. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday, September 29th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Muncie Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 1119, Muncie, IN 47308. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Sandy Lewis Master
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Don: I am so sorry about Barb. Maybe it's a blessing, but still very hard. When you came last year to see Jim and Kathie, I really enjoyed talking to Barb. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Master (Jim's sister)

Tim McKelvey
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Please except my sincere condolences. Believe me there are a lot of your friends who know how it feels to lose your soul mate. Please call or let me know if I can do anything to be of help to you or the families.

Lynn Austin
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Dear Family of Barbara,

I served on the Habitat board with Barbara for about 3 years in the early 2000's, (my name was Trowbridge at the time), and will not easily forget her steady hand and steadfast dedication to serving the Muncie community. May you know that her service was admired and appreciated; may you be comforted in your loss.

Ed Hubbard
   Posted Sat September 30, 2017
Don, I'm sorry that I can't be there today but you are in my thoughts and I wish you all comfort at this difficult time and my heartfelt condolences.

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