Barbara R. Killinger

12 February, 192531 October, 2020

Barbara R. Killinger, age 95 of Indianapolis, IN passed away October 31, 2020. Barbara was born February 12,1925, the daughter to the late John Alexander Reich and Ruth (Allen) Reich in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

She was raised in Richmond, VA. She attended Stratford Hall University in Richmond, VA and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Barbara was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and its Good Samaritans Group, St. Vincent Hospital Guild, Indianapolis Museum of Art and its Alliance Group, and Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Louisiana State University. When she was younger, she was a model for L.S. Ayres and H.P. Wasson Department Stores.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Walsh; second husband John “Jack” W. Killinger; and son, John Walsh.

Barbara is survived by her son; Brian (Jennie) Allee-Walsh and daughter Kathleen A. Walsh; grandchildren, Katie (Tobey) Keller, Jessica and Sarah Allee-Walsh. Her stepchildren are John (Sally) Killinger and Karen Killinger; and was predeceased by William Killinger.

The funeral will be celebrated at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Vincent DePaul Society and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory of Barbara, please visit


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Judith Grimes

November 14, 2020

I knew Barbara when she volunteered at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She was one of a very remarkable group of women who gave their time to the Alliance Museum Shop. She was a lovely woman. I know she will be missed . Judy Grimes

Tammy Bogard

November 8, 2020

As your manicurist, I always enjoyed the interesting conversations you shared with me. I loved your classy, but sassy style. Martini cheers to you!

Mary Sellers

November 4, 2020

Barbara Thank You for being my mentor on crossword puzzles and occasionally correcting me with proper grammar. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I'm sure your already the best dressed and best hostess among the angels.

Pam Brown

November 4, 2020

Fresh pineapple, crossword puzzles, and “will you take my temperature, please “. Memories that will always make me smile. Loved Barbara and you are all in my prayers. Pam 🙏