Barbara Jean Baumgardner
August 18, 1945 – January 12, 2020
Barbara Jean Baumgardner, 74, died peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born in Fort Wayne to Julius & Elizabeth (Lawson) Smith. She spent 20 years of her professional career working for North American Van Lines. She is survived by two children, Lauri (Eric Gottschlich) Wearley of New Haven & Doug (Yvonne) Wearley of Denver, CO. She especially loved her role as a grandparent to Macy (Caleb Wolford), Mitchell & Mia and great-grandparent to Liam & Elliott. Barbara is also survived by two sisters, Judy Stohler of Bluffton and Rhonda Zieg of Denver, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Baumgardner in 2013. Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 with visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery. Visit www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com to leave condolences.
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
- Final Resting Saturday, January 18, 2020