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Barbara A. Pendleton service set

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Chesterton resident Barbara A. Pendleton died while surrounded by family members on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City. She was 75.

Born Oct. 13, 1934 in Michigan City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Henrietta Scheerer Porter, both of whom preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1962 in Michigan City, she married Harold A. Pendleton, who preceded her in death in 1991.

She is survived by children Doretta “Dee” Sturgeon (husband Ronald) of LaPorte, Dennis Pendleton (wife Jean) of Trail Creek, Susan Kist (Bob) of Coloma, Mich., David Pendleton (Laura) of Liberty Township, and Scott Pendleton (Michelle) of Chesterton; 12 grandchidlren; seven great-grandchildren; and two furry cats.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Patricia Templeton, who died on June 28, 2009, and brothers Dale and Eldon Porter.

Barbara was a wife, daughter, mother, and grandmother who lived for her family and spent her entire life safeguarding that privilege by shepharding anyone who entered her home. She loved life in every way, even during her last years when she had to endure the health difficulties she encountered. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Michgian City and enjoyed China painting.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at 3 p.m. from the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. A private family entombment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at White-Love Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso. For more information, call 926-1309.



Posted 10/30/2009