Barbara A. Ricard, age 68 of Hobart passed away Monday, April 29, 2013. She was born on December 10, 1944 in Gary, Indiana to the late James and Florence Ricard. She graduated from Gary Horace Mann, class of 1962. Barbara was a former Chicago resident and retired from the Leo Burnett Company where she worked as a Print Production Manager. After retirement she returned to Indiana University Northwest where she graduated “Cum Laude” with her Bachelor’s degree. She was a member of St Stephens Episcopal Church in Hobart and was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gary.
She is survived by her brother, James G. (Peggy) Ricard Jr. of Crown Point, IN; 1 cousin, Joan Wehrmann of Grant Park, IL; and good friend, Angelina Mendoza of Hobart, IN. Funeral services will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St Stephens Episcopal Church, 1360 State Street, Hobart, IN with Rev. John Blakslee officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Visitation is Monday just prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. at the Church. Call Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel (219) 942-2109 or visit us online at www.Reesfuneralhomes.com.