Barbara J. Slauf, 72, of Elkhart, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born in Elkhart on October 12, 1948, to the late John and Lillian (Cox) Souders.
Barbara is survived by her son, Andy Souders; stepchildren, David, John, Steve, Randy, and Val; grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) and Samantha (Joshua); four great grandchildren, Lily, Charlie, Kassie, Anthony; and nieces, Mallory and Jennifer. She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Harold Slauf; brother, David Souders; and sister, Joan Jodway.
In accordance with Barbara’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Family and friends are called to gather to celebrate her life on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at Billings Funeral home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. A celebration of life service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Dawn Morehouse to officiate. The family strongly requests that all guests wear face masks and follow proper social distancing procedures.
Barbara was an easy going and carefree lady who lived life to the fullest. She worked for several years as a custodian for Elkhart Community Schools and for the CTS Corporation in Elkhart. Barbara’s favorite past time was bowling and she was a member of the Saturday Night Breakers bowling league. She loved playing BINGO at the Moose Lodge in Elkhart and enjoyed traveling to Europe (especially England) and all over the United States. Barbara also enjoyed camping and fishing with her family, however her fondest moments were the times she was able to see her great grandchildren. They were the apple of her eye. She will be missed greatly by her loving family and friends.
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