Barbara J. Alford

October 6, 1925September 7, 2012

Barbara J. Alford, 86, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

Barbara was born in Franklin County, October 6, 1925 to Wade and Gladys McFarland Reese. She had been employed at Stant Manufacturing and had worked at Hickory Lane Smorgasbord. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church. Barbara enjoyed her time with her children and grandchildren. She liked to go camping and enjoyed her time in Florida during winter. In her leisure, she worked crossword puzzles, watched movies and enjoyed walking.

Barbara is survived by four children and their spouses: Donna J. Bowman Mahaffey and Michael of Connersville; Michael D. Alford and Donna of Loveland, Ohio; Sue Ann Patterson of The Villages, Florida, Barry Alford and Jean of Germantown, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Alford who died November 30, 1996; two infant children: Mark Alan and Tina Marie Alford; two sisters: Phyllis Senefeld and Norma Reese and a grandson: Rodney Patterson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor John Reynolds of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 noon Monday until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the Lord’s Table, 416 W. Western Avenue, Connersville, 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2012


  • Interment

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Brenda (Keasling) Marcum

September 11, 2012

Glad I got to see you all yesterday. It's been forever!!! We were all such close neighbors growing up. Sorry I had to see you at a time like this though. I loved Barbara as a kid - she was like my substitute Mom when I was playing with Donna. (Mike, Barry, I sure wouldn't have known you if I'd seen you on the street.) My prayers are with you all.

Sandra (Keasling) Lighter

September 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. What wonderful memories I have of our families' times together as neighbors and friends at Mt. Pleasant. We played together, grew up together, our parents played cards, we shared a party telephone line, and on and on. I will cherish those memories. May God give you comfort in this time of loss and may you cherish the memories.

Gary Wicker

September 10, 2012

Alford family sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of time at "Don's Pond" in the younger days. Barbara was always happy to see us when we came to visit. Always offered a cold drink after a day of fishing.

Nellie Cheek

September 9, 2012

My Heart goes out to you Sue and rest of family. Would love to see you but have other commitments at noon Monday. Tom and Helen will be there, I just talked to Helen. Love Nellie


September 9, 2012

The Lutz family is praying for all of you. She was a great woman, always had a smile on her face. God will hold you as long as you need him. Love you all. Gma swt dreams...

September 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss, May God give you comfort in knowing your mother is safe in his arms. Tom and Diana Cooley

Donna Pohlar

September 9, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss, I pray that God will put his loving arms around you and give you His peace. HUGS!