Dec. 18, 1933 - Feb. 15, 2013
GOSHEN — Barbara Joan Linderleaf, 79, went to live with our heavenly father on Friday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.
She fought a courageous battle with cancer for 24 years.
She was born Dec. 18, 1933, in Traverse City, Mich., to Roy Douglas and Juanita Marie (Ross) Somers.
She married Kenneth Max Linderleaf on April 18, 1953, in Traverse City.
She is survived by six children, Kathleen Linderleaf (Root) of Lake City, Mich., Christopher (Mike Sanders) Linderleaf of Escondido, Calif., Karen (Randy) Brown-Linderleaf of Traverse City, Mark (Shirley) Linderleaf of Goshen, Patrick (Julie) Linderleaf, Tampa, Fla. and Melissa (Dan) Reece-Linderleaf of East Jordan, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (Joe) Hooper of Kingsley, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She worked as a bookkeeper for a pharmaceutical company. She was a member of Bristol United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and the love of her animals.
An 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, memorial service will be conducted at Bristol United Methodist Church with Pastor Fred Stayton officiating. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. Burial will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Elkhart County.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.