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Barbara Helen (Letford) Kinealy

March 10, 1943 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 76)


Barbara Helen Kinealy, 76, a resident of South Bend since 1989, passed away Sunday night, June 9, 2019 at Memorial Hospital.

Barbara was born March 10, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Lawrence R. and Barbara Eva (Dengler) Letford.

She worked for Heraeus Kulzer, Inc. in South Bend for thirty-five years.  For the last nine years she was a greeter at Wal-Mart.  Barbara enjoyed working.

Surviving is her only son; James Kinealy of South Bend, two brothers; Lawrence R. (Cleo) Letford of St. Peters, Missouri, Brian Letford of Altamont, Illinois, two sisters-in-law; Mary Jo Letford of O’Fallon, Missouri and Betty Letford of South Bend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; George W. and Terry W. Letford, and a sister-in-law; Violet K. Letford.

No visitation or services are planned at this time.

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