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Joyce (Kebr) Barnes

March 21, 1942 — August 30, 2020

Joyce Barnes, 78, of Rolling Prairie, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at her home.

Joyce was born on March 21, 1942 in Chicago, IL, to Frank and Rose Marie (Vanek) Kebr.

On September 2, 1961 in Three Oaks, MI, she married Dale who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Bonnie (Donald) Stoner of Rolling Prairie, Darlene Barnes of Rolling Prairie, Gary Barnes of South Bend, and Edward (Cindy) Barnes of Mill Creek; 10 grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Cummings of Crown Point, Adam (Ranai) Stoner of La Porte, Andrew Simmermeyer of La Porte, Lynnette (Benjamin) Thomas of Waldron, Tonya (Lee) Hansen of Champaign, IL, Capt. Nicholas Cummings, USAF of Oklahoma City, OK, Suzanne (John Kutscher) Simmermeyer of Rolling Prairie, Candice (Mark) Scott of Rolling Prairie, Kyle Barnes of Rolling Prairie, and Adriana (Michael Clizbe) Barnes of Sellerburg, IN; 11 great-grandchildren, Arianna and Caroline Thomas, Owen and Isabella Scott, Jacob Herma, Chase Duttlinger, Beau and Sloan Hansen, Noah Cummings, Waylon Barnes, and Jayda Simmermeyer; siblings, Richard Kebr of Burbank, IL and Mary (Frank) Horvath of Rolling Prairie; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Connie Cummings; and great-grandson, Levi Stoner.

Joyce worked as a bus driver for many years and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.  Earlier in her life, Joyce enjoyed sewing.  She enjoyed volunteering at the Share Foundation.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Father Ian Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Foster Cemetery, Rolling Prairie.

A time of visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Cremation will follow the visitation.

Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Share Foundation, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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St. Peter Catholic Church

1110 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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