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Obituary: Faith Elaine Biebrich, Columbus

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Faith Elaine Biebrich, 94, of Columbus, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Columbus.

Born May 12, 1919, in Saint Johns, Michigan, Mrs. Biebrich was the daughter of Elmer D. and Clara Louise Stead McKinney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Biebrich, in 2004, and their son, Michael Stead, in 2005.

November 8 would have been Faith and Herb's 73rd anniversary.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Anne Biebrich of Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.

Faith worked under Olive Murphy at Bartholomew County Hospital in the 1960s, but in the main was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was instrumental in the formation of the Columbus Chapter of Sweet Adelines and enjoyed traveling to the competitions and singing for local nursing homes with her friends. This camaraderie and her love of music remained a source of joy for Faith until her final illness.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry Isbell officiating. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Foundation, 3600 25th Street, Columbus, IN 47203.

Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Biebrich's family at

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