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Barbara Nadine Halstead service Friday, August 2

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Barbara Nadine Halstead, age 86 of Chesterton, Ind. and formerly of Lebanon, Ind., died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, Ind.

She was born in Montezuma, Ind., on June 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Harry L. and Maude L. (Kennedy) VanHook.

On August 30, 1946, she married Howard E. Halstead in Zionsville, Ind., who passed away in 1989.

Surviving are her daughter Heather (Anthony) Shingler, of Chesterton, Ind.; brother Norman VanHook of Leesburg, Fla.; four sisters, Sue (John) Randle, of Cloverdale, Ind.; Kay (Gary) Stewart, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Judy (Wayne) Massey, of River Falls, Wis.; and Mary Jackson of Lebanon, Ind.

Also, four grandchildren, Darrian Reich, Kyle Reich, Kayla (Cody) Hughes and husband, Cody, Joe Shingler; two great-grandchildren, Khloe Reich and Naomi Hughes; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nadine was preceded in death by a brother, James VanHook and a sister, Phyllis Uhler.

She grew up and was educated in Zionsville, Ind. She was a 1945 graduate of Zionsville High School.

She had worked for Pittman Moore in Zionsville, Ind., and later PTI in Zionsville, and Michigan City, Ind., as a Dispatcher.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends. Nadine was a dedicated member of VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013, at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 North Lebanon St., in Lebanon, Ind., with Rev. David Wright, officiating.

Visitation is planned for Friday, August 2, 2013, from 11:00 to time of service at 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial of ashes will follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County, Indiana.

Memorials may be made to ARC of Greater Boone County, 900 West Main St., Lebanon, IN, 46052.

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Posted 7/31/2013