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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

312 West Union Street, Liberty, IN

OBITUARY

Barbara J Kaufman

May 28, 1930May 29, 2020

Barbara S. Kaufman, 90, of Brownsville, Indiana, passed away, Friday morning, May 29, 2020, at her residence with her family by her side.

Barbara was born May 28, 1930 in Liberty to Glenn B. and Madge Riggs Snyder. She attended Clifton School and graduated from Brownsville High School in 1948. On November 6, 1948 she married Glen G. (Bud) Kaufman. Barbara was a very active member of the Brownsville United Methodist Church, it was her home away from home. She was actively involved for many years in UMW and as Sunday school teacher, led many Bible School and Christmas programs, simply loved working with the youth groups and accused as being “the biggest kid of them all”. She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and Brownsville Boy Scouts Troop/ Pack 40. She was always humming a tune, she cared for all people and had an open door to her heart and her home. An outgoing person with a positive personality, she wrote to many inmates thru the Christian Fellowship Prison Ministry. Barbara’s nickname “Queen Bee” was given lovingly by her husband, as she was the true heart of the family. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be missed very much by all.

Barbara is survived by her sons: Steve K. Kaufman; of Brownsville; Rev. Jon R. Kaufman and his wife Diane of Brownsville; James E. Kaufman and his wife Darlene of Brownsville, Ronald K. and his wife Karla of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glen; brother: Keith Snyder; sisters: Joann Crane, Carolyn Kain, and her sister in-law Mary Snyder.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Tonya and Lyndsey of Reid Health Hospice for their care of Barbara these last few months.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Brownsville Christian Union Cemetery, with Pastor Shelly Dodson officiating. The service will be open to family & friends while respecting CDC guidelines. Memorials contributions may be made to the Brownsville United Methodist Church.

Services

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Dennis Cropper

June 4, 2020

I extend my sympathy to the entire family and at the same time extend my celebration of Barb's life.
The number of people she influenced in a positive way over the course of her life is countless.
She is forever "Brownsville's Mom".
Dennis Cropper

Donna & Jim Templeton

June 3, 2020

Sending our deepest sympathy, so sorry for your loss.

Craig LaSuer

June 3, 2020

I remember Barb’s radiant smile and constant work for the church.

She told the story of the evangelist who invited her to ask Jesus into her heart. Christ indeed shown through her and still does.

Blessings and love to you all.
Craig

Sherry Watt

June 2, 2020

I’ve known Barbara since I was a little girl. She was always so kind and loving. She was such good friends with my grandmaMartha Watt . She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Susan Bradshaw

June 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Barb always came to our summer gatherings and kept up with Dad on all the family news. She and my Dad were first cousins. She reminded me very much of my Aunt Doris Farkas which would have been another cousin. They had a lot of the same mannerisms. Deepest sympathy,
Susan (Snyder) Bradshaw of Easley, SC (daughter of the late Frank Snyder)

Mary Frazier

June 1, 2020

Barb was my cousin. I always loved seeing her through the years at the Snyder reunions. My thoughts and prayers to you.

Don and Jeannine Hiatt

June 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Barb was a wonderful lady and will be missed. My husband Don graduated from Brownsville in '49 and knew her quite well. Our sincere sympathy.

Patsy Blevens Newton

June 1, 2020

Barbara was always a joy to be around and loved her boys and grandchildren ❤️.
You will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with this family.

Jim Cropper

June 1, 2020

Steve, my deepest condolences to you and all the family. I feel lucky to have known your Mom and am grateful for the impact she had on my life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim

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