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Barbara J (Alexander) Cunnington

August 31, 1930 ~ July 22, 2018 (age 87)

Barbara June Cunnington went home to be with her Lord, Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 at Miller Merry Manor of Dunkirk, IN. She was born on august 31, 1930 in Jay County to Herbert A. Heskett and Melva M. Alexander. She was a 1948 graduate of Dunkirk High School.

Barbara loved playing the piano, gardening, flowers, sewing and crocheting. She had attended Redkey Church of the Nazarene until failing health a number of years ago.

She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Rev. Steven W. Cunnington (wife, Wanda L.) of Walkerton, IN; two granddaughters, Lydia Frazier (Tom) of LaPorte, IN and Liza N. McDaniel (Bryan) of Englewood, FL; four great grandchildren; a brother, Carl Heskett (Judy) of Muncie, IN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard; a son, Larry; a granddaughter; and three brothers.

A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Dunkirk Memorial Chapel of Dunkirk, IN with Pastor Daniel Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in Pennville I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Pennville, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 11:00 a.m. to service time, Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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