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Barbara E. Tutorow

June 29, 1935 ~ September 10, 2020 (age 85)

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Barbara E. Tutorow, 85, of Elkhart, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Elkhart Meadows.

Barbara was born on June 29, 1935 in Goshen, IN to the late Calvin and Carrie (Stork) Ganger. She was married to Larry Tutorow on July 16, 1955 in Goshen. He passed away on September 26, 2000.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry, her parents Calvin and Carrie, her sister, Nancy, and brother-in-law, Dick Moore.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Stacey (Ed) Johnson of Elkhart and Susan Tutorow of Park Forest, IL; grandchildren, Kati, Hannah, Nathan, Brady and Jade; brothers, Donald (Janet) Ganger of Goshen, David (Connie) Ganger of Goshen; and sister-in-law, Sandra “Sandy” Moore of Kansas.

Barbara graduated from Goshen High School. She was a customer service representative at J.C. Penney in the Department Store in the Catalog Department. Barbara enjoyed playing bridge, quilting, sewing, cats and genealogy. She was a fantastic cook proudly making her meals from scratch. Most of all, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A Graveside Service for Barbara will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Prairie Street Cemetery, 401 W. Hively, Elkhart, IN 46517 with Pastor Jeremy Sarber officiating.  Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting the family.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 C.R. 19, Bristol, IN 46507.

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Graveside Service
September 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Prairie Street Cemetery
401 E. Hively Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516

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