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Barbara Mae Corns

July 19, 1927 — September 14, 2019

Barbara Mae Corns

Barbara Mae Corns, 92, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  She was born July 19, 1927, in Indianapolis, to John and Myrtle (Clark) Uhl.  On June 1, 1947, Barbara married Robert G. Corns, O.D.; he preceded her in death in 2001.

Barbara is a graduate from Frankfort High School.  She lived in Lowell for almost 60 years where she was a homemaker and also worked part-time as a receptionist and bookkeeper for Robert’s optometry practice. Together, they assisted on several optometry mission trips to Honduras.  Barbara was a member of Lowell United Methodist Church, belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and a volunteer for the Lowell Historical Society. She greatly enjoyed golf, ceramics, art, and other crafts in addition to traveling, playing bridge, and bowling in her younger years.  She had been a member of the Lowell Junior Women’s Club and Bowling Team. 

 Barbara was a kind and loving person who never knew a stranger and was always upbeat and positive.  She was known as the “caramel lady” for sharing her homemade caramels at Christmas time with family, friends, and local businesses. Barbara and Robert enjoyed wintering in Sun City Center, FL after retirement.  Her family and friends feel that the many memories spanning over 50 years from the Lake Freeman cottage are some of their fondest memories with her.  May her spirit live on and bring joy to all in the future.

 Surviving Barbara are her children, Randall G. (Margie) Corns, of Dayton, OH, and Sandra L. (Merle) Pickel, of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Megan Ruth Alice (Justin) Wallace, of Indianapolis, Andrew Kenneth Pickel, of Bloomington, David Maneclang Corns, of Cincinnati, Robert Glenn “Bobby” Corns, of N. San Juan, CA, and Jessica Lynn (Adam) Replogle, of Indianapolis; and two great granddaughters, Audrey Mae Lynn Wallace and Mayzie Ann Wallace.  A brother, John Uhl, preceded Barbara in death.

 An inurnment and family graveside service will be held at a later date in Bunnell Cemetery in Frankfort with a celebration of life to follow in Monticello.  Memorials in Barbara’s name may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice, 619 W. First St., Bloomington, IN  47403.  Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, with online condolences directed to

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