Barbara L. Edwards, 89, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Smith and Henrietta (Cowherd) Hodges on March 12, 1929. Barbara graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, attended William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri and graduated from Butler University with a BS degree and later a MS degree in education.
An elementary school teacher for nearly fifty years, she taught in the Washington Twp. Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana and Vigo County Schools in Terre Haute, Indiana. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Terre Haute Women’s Department Club, and the Terre Haute Newcomers’ Club. She spent her retirement in Florida and Indiana as an avid traveler and master bridge player.
She married Jackson L. Edwards from New Bloomfield, Missouri on June 5, 1948 in Indianapolis. Barbara and Jack enjoyed nearly fifty years together until his 1997 death. Barbara is survived by her children: Donna E. Hoover (John) and David L. Edwards (Becky). Further survivors are grandchildren, Laura Hoover, Sarah Hartmann, Kristen E. Victory, and Scott Edwards as well as four great grandsons, Ben, Alex, Hunter, and Asher.
Visitation will be held at Noon followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm at Indiana Funeral Care, Harry W Moore Chapel in Indianapolis on February 15th. A private interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.