Barbara E. LeQuire, 66, of Grammer, Indiana, lost her battle with illness at 4:45 p.m. August 21, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. She was surrounded by her family and will be missed by all who knew her.
Barb was born to the late John W. and Martha N. (Kuhlman) Ferguson on February 2, 1950. Barb was the 11th child of 14 and was nicknamed “Groundhog” because of being born on Groundhog’s Day.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. All who came to know her called her Mom or Aunt Barb because of her loving and accepting nature.
Barb attended Columbus schools and worked at Rock Tenn. She later returned to school and earned her GED. She was a Christian and was recently baptized to renew her faith. She enjoyed all life had to offer to its fullest, including arts and crafts, coloring, painting, shopping and travel. She especially enjoyed going to the movies with her grandson and always had to have movie theater popcorn because it was one of her favorite foods. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie LeQuire, who she married May 15, 1965; son, Johnathan W. LeQuire; daughter, Sandra G. (Chris) Gibson; grandson, Dakota L. Gibson; and her fur baby, Lady, who has been her constant and loving companion.
Other survivors include the following brothers and sisters, Ruby A. Ritter, Martha M. (Bob) Gabbard, Betty L. Hurley, John J. Ferguson, Marjorie R. (Warren) Hawkins, Kenneth W. (Ruth) Ferguson, Linda K. Swengel, Phillip D. Ferguson, Thomas L. Ferguson, and James E. (Vicki) Ferguson.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary K. Black, and brothers, Paul E. and Donald R. Ferguson.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Connie Barr officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.
Burial will be at Bear Creek Baptist Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with Barb’s family at barkesweaverglick.com.