She was born June 23, 1916, in Ridgeville, Ind., to George and Maude (DeBoy) Retter. She graduated from Ridgeville High School in 1934. On April 18, 1936, she married J. Lester Barlow in Muncie, Ind.
She moved to Warsaw from Florida in 1993. Prior to the move to Warsaw, they had a cottage on Sawmill Lake and later a cottage on Lake Tippecanoe. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She gave exceptional care of her sons when they were growing up and loved her family.
Mrs. Barlow is survived by two sons: Terry (Alice) Barlow, Danville, Ind.; George (Thelma) Barlow, Leesburg, Ind.; a granddaughter: Dawn (Steve) Wagner, Danville; five step grandchildren: Barry (Janet) Earley, Converse, Ind.; Larry Earley, Indianapolis, Ind.; Bruce (Rita) Earley, Goshen, Ind.; two great-grandchildren: Rachael and Kelly; six step great-grandchildren: Jason, Joel, Monica, Eric, Lance and Chad; one great-great-grandson: Gabriel; and eight step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: J. Lester Barlow; her parents: George and Maude Retter; two brothers: Cecil Retter and Hobert Retter; a half-brother: Lloyd Retter; and a half-sister: Barbara Ashley.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the funeral home with Pastor Barry Earley, Liberty Baptist Church, Converse, Ind. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice Inc., 1476 W. 18th St., Rochester, IN 46975.