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Barbara June Mullin Hess, 63, of Bloomington

Barbara June Mullin Hess, 63, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 5, 2012. She was born May 17, 1949, in Logansport, to Lewis N. and Hazel E. (Stockrahm) Mullin. Barbara grew up on a farm near Burrows, in Carroll County. She graduated from Delphi High School in 1967. She attended Indiana University, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. After arriving in Bloomington in 1967, it became her lifelong home.

Barbara was a natural teacher. She was employed at dePaul School for 15 years — often describing this job as “the hardest job I ever loved.” She also taught at Monroe County Community School System and Brown County School System. Additionally, she was a private tutor for children with disabilities, and volunteered, through the VITAL program, to help students learn to read, study and pass their GED exam.

She greatly enjoyed traveling. While in high school she was an exchange student in Switzerland. She also traveled throughout Europe, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean Islands.

Barbara was a talented artist, expressing her creativity through quilting, embroidery, drawing and card making. She loved working in her garden, a garden which provided her not only with food but also with dried flowers used in her card making.

She is survived by her son, Garret Hess of Bloomington; her parents, Lewis and Hazel Mullin; her brother and sister-in-law, William and Norma Mullin of Delphi; a niece; a nephew; and five great-nieces. She leaves behind a multitude of friends.

Barbara hopes she will be remembered as someone who loved her family, her friends and animals. She is grateful to Rev. Lauri Boyd and Unity Church. In remembrance and in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Pinnacle School, Unity Church or Hospice of IU Bloomington.

A celebration of Barbara June’s life will be at Waterfall Shelter in Cascades Park in Bloomington on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. Bring stories and memories to celebrate. A private family burial is planned at Camden Cemetery in Camden, where her ashes will rest among many ancestors.

Cree Funeral Home, Camden, assisted the family with arrangements.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West