Barbara L. Reber

  • Died: July 29, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara L Reber, 69, passed away on July 29 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 21, 1950, the daughter of the late Sterling and Betty Reber. She graduated High School from Central Catholic. She worked as a dispatcher for Frontier Communications until her retirement in 2018. Barbara was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing at the lake and traveling. She loved her family and was very devoted to the time she spent with them. Surviving are her siblings, Carol (Larry) Brockmeyer, Diana (Chris Kapsal) Reber, Annette (Saeed) Etemadi, Dale Reber; and nine nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Reber; sister-in-law, Kimberly Reber.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46804. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masses at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in her name or to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am Sorry I missed this Obituary and Service times I worked with Barb and she has been on my Prayer list for some time she was a good Friend and I will miss her if I would have seen this before today I would have been at the service and visitation God Bless all of Barb's Family and Friends Kathy Ervin

Posted by Kathy Ervin - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   August 05, 2019

I had the honor of working with Barb for 5 delightful years. She always had a good story, and was a pleasure to be around. May she rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Terrence Taylor Sr - Fort Wayne, IN   August 01, 2019


My children, Dylan and Shelby loved Barb. Dylan did her yard work for the last couple years and had many good talks. They are in NC until Friday so they will miss the visitation. They are very sad that Barb passed before they were back to say goodbye. We will all miss her! ❤

Posted by Jamie - neighbor   July 31, 2019

I sat beside Barb in Dispatch at Frontier. She told me so many stories of her life, which kept me interested daily. I was waiting for the next story each day.She spoke her mind and did not bite her tongue if she was going to express her feelings. I loved all of that about her. She would bring in Jumbo Shrimp for only a few of us to eat and never forgetting about the cocktail sauce. She told me we were better than the , Keeping up with the Kardashians" so we must eat Jumbo Shrimp cocktail.I told her , that the wonderful stories she would tell me she should put in a memoir because if I enjoyed them, I know others would too. Well as we now know, The Lord wanted this Angel to be able to spread her Wings with him and tell her wonderful stories to them. She will be missed and was truly loved.

Posted by Mrs. Michelle Hamilton - Fort Wayne, IN   July 31, 2019

Carol & Family:
Barb was a very unique person so, even when sick, still kept that air of fun around her. She should have lived far longer but where she is peacefully now, she will always have that gleam in her eye and that quirky demeanor. Just try to remember the fun Barb who brought you joy and also probably put you in your place at times!!! Heaven gained a special angel and though she is gone from this life, she has moved beautifully into another. God Bless each of you. I love you, Carol!

Posted by Marjorie Stephens - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   July 30, 2019

I will always remember Barb. I've worked with her since my days in the BSC as a rep and as her supervisor in Dispatch for several years. She was comical and had a playful spirit. One things for sure... if Barb was around it was never a dull moment. She could crack jokes without trying because that's who she was. She kept you laughing about something and she wasn't shy to speak her mind. She was truly a joy to be around and so giving. Love you Barb and rest in Jesus now!

Lynell Heyser
Former Supervisor Dispatch 2018

Posted by Lynell Heyser - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   July 30, 2019

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