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]Barbara E. Schlegel, 92, resident of Zionsville and longtime former resident of Daleville, passed away March 15, 2017, at the home of her son.
She was born July 5, 1924, in Marion, the daughter of Ernest and Nellie Taylor.
She was a 1942 graduate of Yorktown High School and attended Muncie Business College.
She was a member of the Circle "Y" Saddle Club, Daleville Women's Club and was organist at Ballard and Shirey Funeral Home in Daleville and Richman Funeral Home in Yorktown for many years. She was a 50+-year member of the Order of Eastern Star of Daleville.
Together she and her husband Arthur "Jim" Schlegel Jr. owned and operated Schlegel Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for 42 years.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen (Barbara) Schlegel and Rick (Mary Jean) Schlegel; grandchildren, Shelli Douglas, Brad Schlegel, Susan Johnson, Lorie Pietz, Nikki Pollert, Mitch Schlegel, Chelsea Williams, Randy Schlegel, Amy Hale, Holly Swoverland and Jerremy Monroe; 29 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Jim" Schlegel; her parents; a son, Randy; a great-grandson: Halex Hale; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Mae; and a special cousin, Marilyn Younce.
A Celebration of her life will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 8212 S. Walnut St., Daleville, with Randy Schlegel and Becky Nunnally officiating. Burial will follow in Sunderland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Daleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Association (ww5.komen.org).
Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
Published on March 17, 2017
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