Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

May 4, 2014

Barbara Ann Gabriel

Nov. 21, 1939 -- May 2, 2014


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Barbara Ann Gabriel, 74, Kokomo, died at 5 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Kokomo, the daughter of Loy and Annabelle (Geiger) LaFollette. On Oct. 20, 1956, in Kokomo, she married Robert Bruce Gabriel, who survives.

Barbara attended Kokomo High School. She retired from Taylor School Corporation, where she worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, where she was active in the Sunshine Club. She enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening and yard work and her cat.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Bruce, Kokomo; children, Mike (Patti) Gabriel, Kokomo, Cheryl (Matt) Boytim, Kokomo, Jim (Karen) Gabriel, Shelbyville, Kentucky, and Christi Bolinger (Jeff McClure), Kokomo; grandchildren, Cami (Justin) Sparks, Annie Boytim, Kimberlee Gabriel, Jacob Gabriel, Nicole Gabriel, Joshua Bolinger and Scott Bolinger; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Isabella and Hailey Sparks; sisters, Virginia (John) Wright, Kokomo, and Judy (Bob) McAninch, Sebring, Florida; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Jackie.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 West, with the Rev. Fr. Marty Sandhage the celebrant. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road and one hour prior to the mass at the church. A Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares or to St. Vincent DePaul. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.