Obituary: Barbara Ellen (Williams) Eckensberger

January 12,1936 -June 20, 2019

Barbara Ellen (Williams) Eckensberger, 83, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her residence.

Born January 12, 1936, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William E. and Ellen Maria (Walker) Williams.

Barbara retired as an office manager at Spring Mill State Park where she served more than 30 years. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954 and was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Mitchell Senior Citizens, and was an inactive member of Tri Kappa. Barbara loved her family deeply, endlessly, and unconditionally. She enjoyed traveling to visit her children.

Survivors include her children, Jeffry Eckensberger (Robert Byrd) of Indianapolis Jennifer Eckensberger of Jacksonville, Florida, Julie Eckensberger of Bedford, Jay (Karen) Eckensberger of Los Angeles, California, Julius Eckensberger of Cancun, Mexico; grandchildren, Robin, Paige, and Layne Eckensberger; 8 grandkitties; 5 grandpuppies; caregiver, Roger Stout of Mitchell; siblings, David (Sharon) Williams of Mitchell, Stephen (Lana) Williams of Mitchell, Denny Williams of Bloomington and Gary Williams of Fort Branch

Her parents; son, Gregory Eckensberger; and brother, Ronald Williams, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at
Haverly Funeral Chapel. All are welcomed to a reception that will follow at the Mitchell Senior Citizens where she lived to dance and danced to live.

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