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Obituary: Barbara Johnson, Indianapolis

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Barbara M. Johnson, 87, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014. Born July 23, 1926 in Indianapolis to the late Everett and Cornelia Schmedel, she was a life long member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and retired from Indianapolis Newspaper Incorporated.

Survivors include children, Richard O. “Dick” Johnson Jr and his wife Susie; three grandchildren, Matthew Johnson (Kim), Randy Johnson (Stephanie), Steve Johnson (Angela); eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Harry and James Schmedel and Lynne Babcock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Richard O. “Dick” Johnson; and siblings, Bill and Eva.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3932 Mi Casa Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46237, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Valley Retreat, P.O. Box 9042, Woodland Park, CO 80866 or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, 819 Fifth St., Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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