Barbara A. Modesitt, 67, of Cory, died unexpectedly Monday, August 29, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1938 in Terre Haute, IN, the daughter of Claudis H. and Cora Avis Caress Edwards. She graduated from Wiley High School, Class of 1956. On January 28, 1956, she married her husband Wayne L. Modesitt, who preceded her in death July 20, 2004.
Barbara was a devoted wife and mother to her children. She was an active member of the Cory Zion Church and was involved with the Ladies Aide at church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Riley and Daughters of the Nile. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, traveling and camping with her husband in their recreational vehicle and spending time with their poodle "Lucky."
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wayne Modesitt, and a brother Todd Edwards. She is survived by two sons, Rick Modesitt and wife Kathy of Terre Haute, IN and Phil Modesitt and wife Martha Ann of Lubbock, TX; one daughter, "Tam" Ray and husband Doug of Richmond, VA; seven grandchildren, Taryn Haley and husband Matt, Tiffany Ray, Luann Modesitt, J.R. Modesitt, Brooks Modesitt, Peyton Modesitt and Macrae Modesitt; one sister, Sue Longo and husband Bob of Brazil; brother-in-law, Alvin Modesitt and wife Barbara of Cory; sisters-in-law, Champe Edwards, Wanda Hilton of Riley, IN, Elaine Collins and husband Ray of Terre Haute, IN; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Caskey officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Riley. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Saturday prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society or the Aplastic Anemia MDS Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.