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Barbara Jo Sorrels

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Barbara Jo Sorrels, 60, of Brazil, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 7, 1950 in Asheville, N.C., to the late Martin and Marjorie (Cooper) Gross.

She is survived by her husband Bob, children; Matt, Moriah, and Mo, brothers; Gary and Jules, grandchildren; Owen and Jackson as well as an extended family of cats, dogs, and birds.

Barbara was a very kind, loving and generous person, as well as strong-willed. Her family and friends were the most important thing to her. She had a beautiful way of making her relationships with others special and unique through her witty creativeness. She enjoyed nature, tending to her houseplants, baking, the svelte use of the written word, being a mother, a wife and a true friend.

In her 15 years at Forest Park, she formed many close relationships which sustained her throughout her career. Barbara loved her work with each child, helping them grow into their own special selves.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Avenue, Brazil, IN 47834. A celebration of life will follow. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

You are invited to visit the online memorial page at www.frenchfuneralhome.com, where you can share a personal message with the family.

This is a Haiku that Barbara wrote in 2010. We, the family, thought she would enjoy sharing it with you:


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