Barbara Okay. Woodruff
Oct. 28, 1934 – Jan. 14, 2021
VALPARAISO, IN –
Barbara Okay. Woodruff, died January 14, 2021, at house together with her household. She was born on October 28,1934 in South Bend, IN, the one baby of the late Dr. Joseph E. and Marie (nee Turk) Lennon.
Barbara earned a B.S. diploma from Indiana College in 1956 and an M.S. diploma from Valparaiso College in 1971. She was married for 54 great years to Kenneth Woodruff, who preceded her in loss of life in Might, 2010.
Barbara began the kindergarten program at Washington Township Colleges (1964-1967) and was a kindergarten and first grade instructor with Valparaiso Group Colleges (1968-1993). She was energetic within the Valparaiso Lecturers’ Affiliation and was chairman of the committee that wrote the primary grasp contract. Barbara was an energetic member of St. Paul Catholic Church the place she served as Lector and former vp of the Parish Council. She was a member of Delta Gamma, Delta Theta Tau (philanthropic) and Delta Kappa Gamma (academic). Barb was a loyal good friend who made everybody really feel particular. In every thing, she confirmed kindness, persistence and love. Her power and style impressed these lucky sufficient to have recognized her.
Barbara is survived by youngsters, James B. (Patricia) Woodruff of San Francisco, CA, Margo (John) Oglesby and Katherine (Robert) Magnetti of Valparaiso; six grandchildren, Jay (Alexa Avila) Oglesby of Gilbert, AZ, Meghan (Brett) Benedict of Chesterton, Mark (Sara Eichmeier) Oglesby of Alexandria, VA, Mia, Michael, and Mary Ellen Magnetti of Valparaiso; two nice grandchildren, Clark and Cooper Benedict.
A Memorial Mass will likely be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso. Rev. Douglas Mayer officiating. For these unable to attend, the service will likely be livestreamed on the YouTube channel, “St. Paul Catholic Group”. Burial of Cremains with husband Ken will likely be at a later date at St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials could also be made to VNA Hospice or Valparaiso Group Colleges.
In accordance with the Porter County Well being Division, social distancing and masks are required.
Preparations made by DYKES FUNERAL HOME, INC. (219) 462-3125.
Revealed by The Instances on Jan. 19, 2021.