GOSHEN, Ind. — Barbara Joan Linderleaf, 79, went to live with our heavenly father on Feb. 15, 2013 at I.U. Health Goshen Hospital. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for 24 years.
Barbara was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Traverse City, to Roy Douglas and Juanita Marie (Ross) Somers. She married Kenneth Max Linderleaf April 18, 1953, in Traverse City. She is survived by six children, Kathleen Linderleaf (Root), of Lake City, Christopher (Mike Sanders) Linderleaf, of Escondido, Calif., Karen (Randy) Brown-Linderleaf, of Traverse City, Mark (Shirley) Linderleaf, of Goshen, Ind., Patrick (Julie) Linderleaf, of Tampa, Fla., and Melissa (Dan) Reece-Linderleaf, of East Jordan; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (Joe) Hooper, of Kingsley.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Barbara retired after working many years as a bookkeeper. Her joys were reading, gardening and the love of her animals.
A memorial service and burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to AC Paw of Traverse City, www.acpaw.org.
Pastor Nick Nwomey of Bay Point Community Church will officiate.