GRABLE, Barbara Feb 2, 1934 – Mar 14, 2021

Barbara J. Grable, 87, of Kokomo, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Harold and Winifred (Barcus) Baker. She married Donald D. Grable on Dec. 28, 1957, in Kokomo. Don preceded her in death on April 16, 2007.
Barb taught baton twirling for many years with the Galveston Rangerettes Baton Corp. Many young ladies learned this skill from her. She loved baton twirling and traveling to competitions. She also loved her church family; singing in the church choir brought her much happiness, as did teaching the youth choir.
Her biggest joy in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was their biggest fan and supporter, and to see the smile on her face and joy in her eyes when she saw or spoke of them was undeniable.
Barb and Don both had a love for their country and were true patriots.
Surviving family include her daughters, Donna (Al) Knowland, Pensacola, Florida, Denna Comatov, Lafayette, Indiana, Darlene Grable, Noblesville, Indiana, and Darla (Shane) Frey, Walton, Indiana.
Surviving grandchildren include Leslie Knowland, Pensacola, Florida, Kim Kaufke, Pensacola, Florida, Heather Phelps (Scott Sullivan), Kokomo, Indiana, Ethan (Bri) Frey, of Peru, Indiana; step-grandchild, Whitney Frey, Logansport, Indiana; and grand-doggers, Pennie and Zoey, Lafayette, Indiana.
Surviving great-grandchildren are Kelly Jean Smith, Ivy McIntyre, Henri and Abi Kaufke, Pensacola, Florida, Dayton Phelps, Hadleigh Phelps, Kiera Phelps, Kokomo, Indiana, and Kendall and Cutler Frey, Peru, Indiana.
Barb is also survived by siblings, Dick (Madonna) Baker, Chicago, Illinois, Bill (Valerie) Baker, Union City, Indiana, Carol (Terry) Brock, Naples, Florida, and Debbie (Gary) Downing, of Peru, Indiana; and several nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; son-in-law, Bob Comatov; grandson-in-law, Rick Kaufke; and brother, Bob Baker.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 22, 2021, at Galveston First Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m., immediately following visitation, with Pastor Sean Cooper officiating. A private burial will take place in the Galveston Cemetery.
In memory of Barb, memorial contributions may be given to Galveston First Baptist Church, 207 S. Sycamore St., Galveston, IN. 46932; Kokomo Rescue Mission, 321 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo, IN 46901; or the Wounded Warriors Project,
Murray Weaver Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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