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Barbara Sue Knisely

March 31, 1943 — October 12, 2022

Barbara Sue Knisely of Churubusco, Indiana, passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. She was born March 31, 1943, to Russell and Jennie (Zell) Eckert. On April 20, 1966, she became the beloved bride of Orville Lynn Knisely who survives her.

Barbara graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1961. She worked at Citizens National Bank, Dana Weatherhead, Time Services and Vera Bradley. She was a hard worker and gave her all to everything.

She was a proud mom and grandma who loved and supported all in their endeavors. She drove for countless hours to attend her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She loved playing cards and games. Barbara was an avid puzzle solver.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband; 2 children, Julia (Michael) George of Pandora, OH and Jason (Liane Lundquist-Minier) Knisely of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren, Jayma (Logan) Hazelbaker of Cincinnati, OH, Zachary George of Pandora, OH and  Zebulon (Emma Biller) George of Ada, OH; and 1 great-grandson, Landon Hazelbacker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Donald Eckert.

Visitation will be 1-5 pm Sunday, October 16, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral Services will be at 2 pm Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Barb’s memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visit to send her family condolences or to sign the online guest register.

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