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Barbara J. Pursifull

Barbara J. (Berenbrok) Pursifull, 84, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, in Franklin. She was a resident of the Franklin United Methodist Community.

Barb was born May 22, 1929, in Indiana, Pa., to Frank H. and Margaret C. (Rager) Berenbrok.

She was a graduate of Columbus High School and St. Vincent School of Nursing.

She was employed with Dr. Bill Province for 20 years in Franklin and the Johnson County Health Department for several years.

Barb was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin.

She enjoyed clay sculpting and playing different musical instruments.

Survivors include six children, Sharolyn Hart of Ohio, Kevin E. (Debbie) Pursifull of Washington, Monte K. (Denise) Pursifull of Pennsylvania, Greta Jo (Jim) Renwick of Florida, Wendy Z. Pursifull and Bryne H. (Teresa) Pursifull, both of Franklin; a sister, Shirley Patterson of Alabama; nine grandchildren, Scott, Michael and Steve Ormsby, Shawn Pursifull, Christopher and Craig Nelis, Blayre Pursifull, Lauren Rynerson and Morgan Pursifull; 10 great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Eric (Tonya) Gilpin and Michael (Nancy) Gilpin, both of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Byron Pursifull.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Franklin United Methodist Community, Wright Chapel, 1070 W. Jefferson St., with visitation from 2 p.m. until service time Friday at the Wright chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin United Methodist Community, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel.

Information: 346-6155; www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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