Barbara Leola Scamahorn
July 6, 1927 - June 26, 2012
BARBARA LEOLA (BRANCH) SCAMAHORN
Rockport, IN – Barbara Leola (Branch) Scamahorn, 84, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Barbara was born on July 6, 1927 in Rockport, Indiana to Ben A. and Pauline Branch.
She was a graduate of St. Bernard Elementary School, Rockport High School class of 1945, and Lockyear Business School as a Bookkeeper. She and her husband Jake owned Scamahorn Imp. Company in Reo, Indiana for 35 years. She was also a bookkeeper for Schoenfield Drug Store and Emerald Turf Farm.
She was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, served on the parish council, altar society, lay reader, and church picnic.
Barbara was a board member of the Spencer County Public Library, Tri Kappa, Tri Kappa Alumni Associates, and The American Legion Auxiliary. Barbara grew up in a Democratic home and married a Republican.
She enjoyed her flower garden, watching her children and grandchildren participate in sporting events, and drama activities. Traveling to spend time with family and friends, she especially enjoyed a business trip to Holland and seeing all the tulips in full bloom. Barbara enjoyed date nights with her husband Jake of 62 years, cooking and eating good food, laughter around the table and going dancing. The saying around the Scamahorn’s home, for many years was there is always room for one more at the table. Barbara loved the many 4th of July celebrations at their home on the hill. We are thankful she is in pain no more and that she will join in the great Heavenly banquet with our Lord.
Her children will hold the memory of a loving, caring and patience mom, one that was always there for each of us.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers and in-laws Bob (Hilma) Branch, John (Dorothy) Branch, Norma Cron, Sue Eaton.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Luther Jacob Scamahorn; Children, LJ (Shelly) Scamahorn of Thousand Oaks, CA; Ellen Scamahorn of Bellefonte, PA; Ann (Steve) Garrett of Richland, IN; Amy (Brian) Coleman of Broomfield, CO; Grandchildren, Yesmeen Scamahorn, Kareem Scamahorn, Josh Garrett, Jennifer (Lee) Lambert, Jason (Angie) Garrett, Kerrie (Steve) Gatton, Aaron Coleman, Noah Colman; Six great-grandchildren; Brother, Al Branch, Sister-in-laws, Marcille Branch, Betty Branch ; Brother-in-laws, Wandel Cron and Roland Eaton; 25 nieces and nephews.
Services are 4 P.M. Sunday, July 1, 2012 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana with Father Chris Forler and Father Eugene Schmitt officiating. Burial is in Shiloh Cemetery in Rockport, Indiana.
Visitation is from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana. A Rosary service will be held at 7 P.M. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Spencer County Library.