GERHART, Barbara Jun 25, 1928 – Feb 11, 2021

Barbara Jean Gerhart, 92, Kokomo, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Bloom of Kokomo. She was born June 25, 1928, to Gary and Mary (Lorenz) Bagwell. She married Jack Gerhart on July 16, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1974.
Barbara was a graduate of Kokomo High School and retired from Delco Electronics. She was a member of Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed shopping and traveling.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Greg) Abresch, John (Shelle) Gerhart and Julie Gerhart; brother, Bill Bagwell; sisters, Pat Ford and Nancy Arnett; grandchildren, J.B. (Damla) Gerhart, Chris (Michelle) Gerhart, Ryan (Dusty) Abresch, Adam (Elizabeth) Abresch and Sharon Koon; and eight great-grandchildren.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gary, Jim and Dick; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Cope.
A private family burial will be held at Sunset Memory Gardens. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with the arrangements. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association. A special thank you from the family to the staff of Bloom of Kokomo for the care they provided for Barb’s last years.

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