Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 a.m., Dec. 29, 2016, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Brownsburg, the daughter of Winnie W. and Margaret Agnes (Thompson) Friedrich. In 1976, she married David Eckelbarger and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2016.
Agnes Eckelbarger had been a homemaker and early in life had worked at Woodlawn Hospital in the X-Ray Department. She had attended St. Joseph Catholic Church and loved to make ceramics, sewing creating dolls and collecting cabbage patch dolls.
Survivors include her children: Victoria and husband Ted Phillips, Rochester; Karen and husband Kevin Hendry, Gulfport, Miss.; Faron and wife Debbie Eckelbarger, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Rhonda Kauffman, Bremen; Justin Eckelbarger, Rochester; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters: Jane Groover, Kentland; Alice Huber, Florida; brother, Jerry Friedrich, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ramona Waller; brothers: James Edward Friedrich, Samuel Richard Friedrich; sisters: Marjorie Ann Friedrich, Regina Catherine McClelland, Therese Marie Friedrich, Sara Margaret Friedrich, and Mary Barrickman
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, with a luncheon and visitation period to follow at the Rochester Lions Clubhouse. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester