Barbara Bealor, 1926-2019

Barbara J. Bealor, 93, of La Porte, IN, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Brentwood Assisted Living in LaPorte.

She was born Jan. 31, 1926, in La Porte, the daughter of Howard L Shead and Virginia J. (Sneed) Shead.

Barbara was a member of the Bootjack Club, Indiana Extension Homemakers and 44 Club. She enjoyed reading and doll collecting, and was a Master Knitter who taught others knitting from her home and later at Brentwood, 

On Dec. 31, 1944, in Little Rock, AR, she married Clifford D Bealor, who preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2010.

She is survived by her two sons, Paul (Barbara) Bealor of La Porte and Tim (Connie) Bealor of Mendon, IL; daughter, Joan (Dan) Woodrow of Lafayette, IN; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Bealor;  brother, George Shead; and sister, Louise Shead-Strong-Deditch.

A life celebration was held at Haverstock Funeral Home, La Porte, on Monday, Oct. 7, with Pastor Joellyn Chadwick officiating.  Interment followed at Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Rolling Prairie, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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