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Private Services for Barbara J. Stewart

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Barbara J. (Cardwell) Stewart, age 69 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was born at home on October 17, 1947, in Bowling Green, KY, to Sarah (Hardin) Cardwell.

On September 24, 1963, she married Dennis R. Stewart, her husband of 47 years who passed away in 2011.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Dennis Stewart II, Dan Stewart, John Stewart and James Stewart, all of Chesterton; daughter, Kristina (Jeff) Nowka of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Joe (Stefanie), Nick (Myrna), Jake, Jessica, Sarah, Megan, Ken, Abby and Natalie; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Adriana and Olivia of Indiana, also Evelyn, Isabella and Nicholas of California.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah; husband, Dennis; brother, Wayne and sisters, Janet, Joyce and Debbie.

Barbara spent her life caring for her family. She was an avid reader, an amazing gardener and the best grandma ever.

Per Barbara’s wishes, private services will be held. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Arrangements handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 2/17/2017





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