Barbara (Kohman) Schwarz Wingerd passed away August 1, 2013. Barbara was born January 10, 1935 in Abilene, KS. She was the only child of Harry and Ann (Kappelman) Kohman.
Their home was on a farm five miles south of Abilene. She attended Highland Grade School and graduated from Abilene High School in 1953.
On May 1, 1955 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Abilene, Barbara married Dean Schwarz of Carlton. They lived on a dairy farm two miles north of Carlton where they raised four sons and a daughter. On June 28, 1988, Dean was killed in a farming accident.
After Deanís death, Barbara spent two years at Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Ok, from which she graduated.
In September of 1993, Barbara married Dale Wingerd and moved to the Ramona community. They were active in the Rosebank Brethren In Christ Church until it closed and then attended Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro for as long as her health permitted. Dale and Barbara enjoyed traveling as well as hosting many family gatherings.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Dale; her children - Mike and wife, Pat, of Wichita; Terry and wife, Vona, Dennis and wife, Bobbie Jo, Alan and wife, Amy, all who live near the family dairy farm at Carlton; Cindy and husband Mike Whitely of Solomon; Daleís children - Luke and wife, Kim of Ramona; Matt and wife, Elisa, of Bettendorf, IA; Glen and wife Carey, of Brentwood, TN and daughter, Ruth and husband, Mike Holcomb of Williamsburg, VA. She is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, eight sisters-inlaw, four brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 9, 2013 at
Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A private family burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery near Carlton. A Celebration of Life for Barbara will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Abilene with Pastor Shane Britt officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.martinbeckercarlson.com. Memorials may be made out to Home
Health and Hospice of Dickinson County, Bibles for China, Samaritanís Purse or World Vision.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Barbara Schwarz Wingerd)