She was born Aug. 26, 1952, to William and Eleanore Hatfield Wells.
Barbara graduated from Carmel High School and had previously worked at Marsh Supermarket in Greencastle.
She was presently a Mold Tech at the Lear Corporation.
She married James L. Passwater in 1973. He preceded her in death in 2006.
In her free time, she enjoyed time outside and riding motorcycles.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents William and Eleanore Wells.
Survivors include her son James Passwater II, Terre Haute, granddaughter Danielle Passwater, Temple, Texas, sisters Karen King, Carmel, and Christine Wells, brother Dennis Wells, Atlanta, Ga., as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at 7 p.m., at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, with visitation from 4 p.m. until time of service.
Entombment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Pastor Larry Spear will be officiating.