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Barbara Milner, 85, passed away at Terre Haute Regional Hospital on Nov. 28, 2017. She was born in Terre Haute, on May 8, 1932, to Robert Harkness, MD and Clela Hull Harkness, MD.
Barbara was a teacher at Warren Elementary School for 32 years and a lifelong member of the Indiana State Teacher's Association. She was devoted to the many children that she taught during her teaching career.
Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milner, on March 8, 1952, celebrating 65 years together.
Surviving are Bill, and their four children, William (Rosie) Milner, Vicki (Dale) Burkitt, Robert (Patty) Milner, all of Terre Haute, and Jane Fallon of Kokomo. Barbara also is survived by her sister, Roberta Markle of Mansfield, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Roger Leiser of Decatur, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Anna Fagg of Brazil, Virginia Beck, Kathryn King of Terre Haute, Carolyn (Don) Lanning of Hilton Head S.C. and Phyllis Milner of Rockville; eight grandchildren, Carrie (Greg) Chiado, William (Lisa) Milner, Jarrod Milner, Stacey (Shad) Vanatti, Robert Milner, Becky Milner, Amanda Fallon and Christopher Fallon; nine great-grandchildren, Kayla Burkitt, Eli Burkitt, Jillian Chiado, Cole Chiado, Brayden Milner, Cassidy Milner, Olivia Milner, Parker Milner and Jordan Milner; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara's greatest joy was having her family around her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ann Leiser; in-laws, Harry and Lydia Milner; son-in-law, Keith Fallon; brothers-in-law, Paul Markle, Jim Beck, Tom King, John Moy, Jim Milner, Walter Milner and Don Fagg; sisters-in-law, Doris Moy and Cora Barnhart; niece, Ginny King; and nephew, Rob Leiser.
Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Glenn High School. Barbara obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education and Home Economics from Indiana State Teacher's College.
Honoring Barbara's wishes, she will be cremated. There will be no services. Family will gather for a celebration of Barbara's life on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the home she shared with her husband.
Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute. Online condolences may be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 30, 2017
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