The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

Barbara L. Hyre

Barbara L. Hyre, 80, of Spencerville (Indiana) passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Barbara L. Hyre

She was born July 13, 1941, in Leo, Indiana, the daughter of Harold and Leora Wertman, who both preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, David E. Hyre of Spencerville, Indiana; two daughters, Lisa (Larry) McAbee of Auburn, Indiana, and Kristie (Alan) Rinehart of Spencerville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Nicholas (Sarah Chestnut) McAbee, Jenna (Michael) Shawd, and Joshua Rinehart; siblings, Max (Charlotte) Wertman of Leo, Indiana, and Roger “Bill” (Sally) Wertman of Sturgis, Michigan.

Barbara was preceded in death by two siblings, Geary Wertman and Gale Wertman.

She retired from the former Sheller-Globe as a computer room manager for over 30 years. She loved knitting, playing the organ, traveling, and, most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Private family services will be held with burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery.

Preferred memorials: Allen County SPCA.

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POSTED: 07/14/21 at 7:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries