Barbara G. Heidlage

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Barbara G. Heidlage

December 23, 1921 - October 16, 2018

Barbara G. Heidlage Barbara G. Heidlage, age 96 of Batesville, died Friday, November 16, 2018, at Margaret Mary Health. Born December 23, 1921, in Batesville, she is the daughter of Marie (Nee: Ollier) and Clarence Kerker Sr. She married Carl Heidlage May 29, 1943, at St. Louis Church, and he preceded her in death July 5, 1973. A homemaker, she worked 10 years at the St. Louis School cafeteria.

Family was important to the Kerkers. Barb and her siblings met monthly for lunch or dinner. She also loved to entertain and cook for family. An excellent cook, they shared she was an even better baker and her treats will be missed. Barb's faith was important to her and she prayed the rosary and Novenas daily. A favorite hobby was making sequined Christmas ornaments that she gave to family and friends. She collected angels and dolls and her family teased that in later years she became a fan of the Home Shopping Network. She also liked to travel, which included trips to Europe and Hawaii. In their younger years, Barb and Carl loved to go dancing weekly.

Barb is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Wayne Stearns of New Albany, Indiana, and Becky and Bill Mitchell of Lexington Park, Maryland; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Carla Heidlage of Batesville; sister Betty Waters of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Rosemary Holtel and Rita Goldsmith and brothers Jerome, Robert and Clarence Kerker Jr.

Visitation is Saturday, November 24, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating and burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Food Pantry.
Published on November 20, 2018
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Saturday November 24, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Weigel Funeral Home

Batesville, IN

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Saturday November 24, 2018

11:00 AM

St. Louis Church

Batesville, IN


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