Viola M Barden obit
Viola M. Barden
July 15, 1924 - March 17, 2009
WALKERTON— Viola M. Barden, 84, of Walkerton, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton. Mrs. Barden was born July 15, 1924 in Walkerton to Herald and Goldie (Faulkner) Hostetler and lived in the area all of her life. On Feb. 17, 1946 in Walkerton she was married to Robert D. Barden, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Christine Moore; and one brother, Harold Hostetler.
Surviving are her children: Larry D. (Judi) Barden of Evart, Mich., Sandra (Wayne) Rough of Walkerton, Danny (Doris) Barden of Plymouth, Duane (Diana) Barden of Walkerton and Norman R. Barden of Walkerton; one sister, Mary (Leigh Roy) Hahn of Walkerton; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was a former employee of the St. Joseph County Welfare Department in South Bend, and a member of the Walkerton United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Lydia Circle.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 21 at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, with Pastor Charlene Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.