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Our family matriarch, Barb (Cafouras) Truax, 82, Logansport, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Barb was born to Jack and Ella Cafouras on Jan. 9, 1935, in Marion County, Indiana.
On Aug. 12, 1956, she married her high school sweetheart, Ed. Barb and Ed were voted the most popular seniors at Ben Davis High School on Nov. 16, 1952, and were the proud winners of the Hillbilly Hop dance competition at Ben Davis High School in 1953. Barb loved the outdoors and planting flowers. For many years, she enjoyed planting a garden and watching it grow through her picture window while sitting at the dining table drinking her coffee. She enjoyed her life in the country and taking care of their farm.
She was an avid golfer, winning many championships in her younger years. Barb and her family own the Leaning Tree Golf Course where she was a member of the women's golf league.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George "Jack" Cafouras; sisters, Rosie Weaver and Carolyn Austin; and half-brother, Kenny Riley.
She is survived by her husband, Ed; five sons, Norman (Susanne), Stanley, James (Cindy), Arnie (Rene) and Aaron (Susan); grandchildren, Christina, Jen (Jeff) Moss, Stephanie (Adrian) Holt, Alyssa (Rob Michael), Ryan Plunkett, Brad (Sherry), Kelsey, Kimberley, Ashley Bovie, Zack Phipps, Meghan, Adam (Emily) and Amber (Jake Williams); 14 great-grandchildren, with a great-grandson due in January; sister, Pat Fischer; nieces and nephews, Gary (Char) Weaver Karl (Racheal) Fischer, Kirk Fischer and Kelly Fischer; and special family members John (Betty), Tracy (Maryann) and Penny.
At Barb's request, there will be no services; however, visitation will be held at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 1 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers and monetary contributions, please remember Barb in your own special way.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 14, 2017
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