Barbara A. (Stetzel) Weilhamer, age 78, of Greenfield, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at Golden Living Center — Brandywine. She was born on December 6, 1937, in Indianapolis, Ind., as the daughter of Joseph F. and Louise (Slick) Stetzel.
She was a 1956 graduate at St. Mary’s Academy High School. Barbara received her bachelor’s degree after attending Marian College and IUPUI. She later received her master’s degree from Butler University.
She taught at Cripus Attucks High School, Arsenal Technical High School, and was a guidance counselor at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility. She also worked at Larue Carter Memorial Hospital as a medical laboratory technologist. Mrs. Weilhamer was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield. She was a member of American Counseling Association, American Vocational Association, Hancock County Herb Society and Red Hat Society. She volunteered at The Riley Home and CASA. She was a Boy Scout, Girl Scout and 4-H leader for over 20 years. She loved gardening and painting. She was a polio survivor, battling post-polio syndrome.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Mary (Gary) Harris of Morristown; son, Don (Lisa) Weilhamer of Indianapolis; brother, Joseph F. (Janice) Stetzel Jr. of Carmel; sister, Marilyn (Ed) Conner of Noblesville; aunt, Estelle (Slick) Pappas of Venice, Fla; four grandchildren, Heath, Cody, Anneliese, and D.J; and one great-grandson on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph F. and Louise Stetzel.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 U.S. 40 West, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to Polio Survivors Association, 12720 La Reina Ave., Downey, CA 90242, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
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