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Phyllis Barrow passes away at age 90

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Phyllis Barrow, age 90 of Chesterton, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020.

She was born on March 16, 1929 to Murel and Vera Roberts in Valparaiso, IN.

She attended high school in Valparaiso. On December 23, 1951, she married Robert Barrow. Phyllis and Robert lived in Chesterton, IN, where they raised their four children.

Previous to retirement, Phyllis could be found managing various offices for real estate and medical facilities in Chesterton.

Phyllis is survived by her sister, Betty Baugher; son Larry K. Barrow; daughters, Nancy (John) Valpatic, Taryn (Mark Pendola) Barrow, Lori B. (James) Hickman; grandson, Brent A. (Tara) Valpatic; granddaughters, Amber D. Barrow and Cassie N. Rivera; grandsons, Michael E. Peterson, Aaron M. Barrow, Trevor Hickman and Ryan E. Peterson.

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter-in-law, Rhonda Barrow; and her grandson, Matthew Barrow.

She was a lifetime member of Women of the Moose, Lodge #1623. She enjoyed bowling, politics, bingo, her trips to the boat and spending time with her girlfriends. She was devoted to her loving cat B".

Burial will take place at Graceland Cemetery at a later date.

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

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Posted 3/2/2020




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