Barbara Jean (Moon) Weiler

Born: Thu., Apr. 30, 1925
Died: Tue., Jul. 9, 2013

Memorial Gathering

1:00 PM Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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Barbara Jeanne Weiler

April 30, 1925 July 9, 2013



   Barbara Jean Weiler,88, of South Bend, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Barbara was born April 30, 1925, in Dowagiac, Michigan to the late Donald and Ethel Mae (Buck) Moon. She was also preceded in death by a son, Douglas B. Weiler. On July 31, 1949 in Dowagiac, Barbara (Moon) married John A. Weiler, who passed away August 29, 1985.  Barbara is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Wharton (Michael), of South Bend, son, David Weiler (Cheri) of Bloomington, IN; three grandchildren, Nicole Wharton, Kristina Wharton, both of South Bend, and Jonica Standridge, of Gainesville, GA; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Standridge and William Standridge Jr., both of Gainsville, GA.

Barbara graduated from Memorial School of Nursing then went on to work at Memorial Hospital as an R.N.  She also did some private duty nursing for many families in the area. She returned to Memorial’s School of Nursing as an instructor. She also taught at Southwestern Michigan College then at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, where she trained graduate nurses. She mentored many new nurses over the years that went on to work all over the United States and remember her very fondly. Being a professional nurse was an important part of her life. Barbara was a loving and caring woman who nurtured many people during her time here on Earth. During retirement, she discovered her love of genealogy. She was recording secretary for the local genealogy society. She was a world traveler and enjoyed learning about the history of the countries she visited.  She was also an avid Notre Dame Football fan. She also loved reading just about any kind of book and a good, challenging crossword puzzle. She was an animal lover and an amateur bird watcher who fed the birds in her yard.

A gathering for family and friends will be held next Sunday, August 25th, from 1:00 until 3:00p.m. at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend. Cremation has taken place at Welsheimer Crematory. In Barbara’s memory, contributions may be made to: Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or Pet Refuge, 2300 W. 6th St., Mishawaka, IN 46544. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organization:

Humane Society
2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545

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