Delorice M. 'Dee' Barbee


Delorice M. "Dee" Barbee, 79, Perkinsville, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born on Dec. 17, 1939, in Indianapolis, to Lawrence Edward and Velma Roberta (Seward) Durham.
Dee retired in 1994 from the former Thompson Consumer Electronics/RCA in Marion after 28 years of employment.
She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved her fur babies Sally, Sassy, and Little Bit.
Dee is survived by two children, Rhonda (Greg) Perkins and Leroy Barbee; 10 grandchildren, Brandon Smith, David (Katie) Heiny, Corbin (Agie) Barbee, Josh Barbee, Courtney Perkins, Becky Perkins, Greg "Bubba" Perkins, Heather Bryant, Travis Barbee (Bridgett Harshman), and Cierra Barbee (Justin Kinzie); and one sister, Mary Noel (Ted Rittenhouse); eight great- grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Leroy; three sons, Ricky, Rocky, and William; and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main St., Lapel. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.
The family of Delorice would like to give a special thanks to the St. Vincent Hospice staff and Nurse Natasha Riggs for her love and care of their mom and entire family.
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