Barbara A. Egbert, 74, of New Bremen, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her residence.
She was born on May 13, 1938, in Minster, the daughter of Steven and Ruby (Mackley) Oldiges.
On May 25, 1957, she married Alvin Egbert, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2003.
Survivors include her children, Pam Egbert of Wapakoneta and David (Deborah) Egbert of Richmond, Va.; her grandchildren, Josh (Nikki) Quellhorst of Worthington, Jamie Quellhorst of Wapakoneta, Michael Karbowiak of Wapakoneta, Amanda Egbert and Nathan Egbert of Richmond, Va.; her great-grandson, Landon Bice of Wapakoneta. She is also survived by her brother, Donald (JoAnne) Oldiges of Bellbrook and her sisters, Connie Birdeshaw of Wintergarden, Fla., and Vicki (Larry) Creech of Orlando, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Rachel Egbert; her sister, Sharon Aspinall.
Mrs. Egbert was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
She enjoyed people and sharing memories with the morning ladies coffee club. She loved working in her garden and especially growing all types of roses. She was a homemaker but also helped on the family farm her entire life.
A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with the Revs. Becky Erb Strang and Stephen Wills officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Rita’s Hospice.
Condolences may be left at GilbergHartwigfh.com.