September 16, 1935 - August 25, 2020
Barbara June Gillum, 84 of Warren and formerly of Bluffton, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday evening, August 25, 2020, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Barbara was born on September 16, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana to Irl Walker & Wilma (Petro) Walker. She graduated from Pennville High School. She received her Associates in Nursing from Northwestern in Chicago, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Purdue Fort Wayne. Barbara worked as a Registered Nurse and Director of Education at Caylor-Nickel for 38 years. Barbara was a longtime member of Hope Missionary Church. On May 11, 1957 in Bluffton, Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Jerry C. Gillum. Together they shared 61 years of marriage, until his death on April 26, 2018. She enjoyed camping, reading, crossword puzzles and being with her friends from Hope Church. Survivors include her children; Tamara (Donny) Wall of Huntington, Jeffrey Gillum of Lancaster, Ohio, Michael (Karen) Gillum of Florida and Tonya (Ed) Birkey of Leo, along with 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jerry. Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 10am on Monday August 31, 2020 at Hope Missionary Church in Bluffton. Pastor Gary Aupperle will officiate. Entombment will follow at the Northridge Mausoleum at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton. Calling hours will be held from 4pm – 7pm Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Heritage Pointe or Alzheimer’s Association. The safety of the family and all visitors is our utmost priority. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you practice social distancing. Masks are required for visitation and for Barbara’s service at the church. We appreciate your cooperation and patience. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.
Barbara June Gillum, 84 of Warren and formerly of Bluffton, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday evening, August 25, 2020, at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Barbara was born on September 16, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana to Irl Walker & Wilma (Petro)... View Obituary & Service Information
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