Barbara L. Bear

September 23, 1935September 5, 2011

Barbara “Barb” L. Bear, 75, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011. She was born on September 23, 1935 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Edward and Eileen (Sheean) Noll. She worked as a homemaker and enjoyed cross-stitching and raising cockatiels. Surviving family include her husband, Ted Bear of Fort Wayne; children, Kathryn (Victor) Duesel, Carolyn O’Keefe both of Stoughton, WI, David Klug of Ephrata, PA, Daniel Klug of Fort Wayne, Mary (Ryan) Sneddon of Myerstown, PA, Patricia Klug of Ossian, Greg (Sarah) Young of Redmond, WA; brother, Kenneth (Char) Noll of Washington; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill Street, Ossian. Burial will take place at Covington Memorial Gardens at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 9, 2011

Barbara L. Bear

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September 24, 2015

80, hugs&kisses

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September 24, 2015

kathy duesel

September 24, 2015

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

June 28, 2015

It has been a year now Dad has been with you, all my love

June 28, 2015

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Kathryn Duesel

September 25, 2014

Beautiful Autumn day, Happy 79th!

kathy Duesel

August 19, 2014

Warm Summer Sun

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
The Poetry Foundation

September 18, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

May 11, 2013

I Miss you Mom, ,, Kathy (*_*)