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Obituary for Barbara Louise (Joost) Guenther

Barbara Louise (Joost) Guenther, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2017. Ms. Guenther was born May 18, 1935, in Chicago, to the late Elmer and Louise (Helmken) Joost; her parents preceded her in death.

Barbara was a 1953 graduate of Amundsen High School in Chicago, Il. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Another passion Ms. Guenther had was traveling. Barbara was an avid traveler. Her travels took her to Paris, London, Africa, and Spain to name a few places, but her favorite place to visit was California. Barbara also enjoyed playing cards, especially with her Southside Euchre Club. Even with all her love of the Mooresville pool and traveling she dearly loved and missed her hometown of Chicago. Barbara’s fun and good sense of humor will be fondly remembered by her loving family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Cathy L. Manchette.

Survivors include her children, Cindy (Tim) Brown of Mooresville and Cristy (Tom) Cochrane of Chicago, Illinois; grandchildren, Amy Brown, Tim Brown, Jr., Michael (Nancy) Cochrane; and great grandchild Melina Cochrane.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to American Heart Association. The address is: American Heart Association Attn: Memorial/Tribute Processing Center 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, Illinois 60674. Final care and cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com where you may sign the online guest registry and leave a personal message for Barbara’s family.


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