Mildred M. Barbin, 85 of Brazil, passed away May 22, 2006 at 3:22 p.m. in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born July 15, 1920 in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Walter Snyder and Clara Scheidt Snyder. She graduated from Columbus High School and then attended Indiana Business College in Columbus. As a young girl, she worked in the office at Camp Atterbury where she met and fell in love with a young Army man named Louis Barbin. They married on April 29, 1944, and have celebrated 62 wonderful years together.
She worked as a bookkeeper for the hardware store in Twelve Points for several years. She later worked as the bookkeeper for the Visiting Nurse Association from 1966-1982 when she chose to retire. She and her husband moved to Lakeland, Florida, and enjoyed their years there before moving to the Brazil area in 2004.
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terre Haute, where she was active in the choir and the Alter Guild. They have attended the First Presbyterian church in Brazil for the past two years.
She is survived by her husband Louis Barbin of Brazil; one son, Louis Paul Barbin and wife Barb of Jacksonville, Florida; three daughters, Joyce Ellen McCullough and husband Michael of Brazil, Gail Ann Meeker and husband Steve of Winter Park, Florida, and Joan Arlene Meeker and husband Harry of Terre Haute; 11 grandchildren, Amy Banta and husband Eric, Kim Dennis and husband Keith, Jenny Payne and husband Geoff, Adam Hudock, Aaron Meeker, Nathan Meeker, Philip Meeker, Jessica Meeker, Luke Meeker, Heather McCullough and Jared McCullough and wife Heather; eight great-grandchildren, Alex Banta, Savannah Banta, Chloe Dennis, Chelsea Dennis, Samantha Payne, Laura Payne, Jacob Payne and Hudson McCullough; one sister-in-law, Elaine Snyder of Seymour, Indiana; three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Paul Snyder; and a son, Philip Barbin in infancy.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at French Funeral Home and again Friday at the church one hour prior to services.
Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.