Barbara E. Newman Dice Ludlow

Oct. 7, 1927-Feb. 2, 2023


Barbara E. Newman Dice Ludlow, 95, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at the Indiana Veteran’s Home in West Lafayette.

Barbara was born Oct. 7, 1927, at Stone Bluff, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Board) Newman. She was married to Joseph Thompson Dice. He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1961. She was later married to Richard Leroy Ludlow. He preceded her in death Dec. 11, 2012.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter Carol Jane “Janie” Dice McManomy; four sisters, Frances Ingersoll, Josephine Grubb, Anna Lou Crider, Lois Mitton; and brother Joseph Allen Newman.

Surviving family include: two daughters, Sandra K. (Bill) Dice Harrison, Veedersburg, and Betty Joann (Steve)  Dice Plank, Crawfordsville; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Scott (Robyn) McManomy, DeWayne Joseph “DJ” (Mindy) Harrison, Christian Alan (Emily) Wilson, Carly Renee (Jim) Frazier and Rodney William (Suzanne) Harrison; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two step-daughters, Wynona (Matt) Nunan, and her son Jared and her step-daughters, Ashley and Chelsea; and Dina (Jim) Cotten and her children, Katie, Blake and Clint.

Barbara graduated from Veedersburg High School. Throughout her life she had owned and operated Gross’ Truck Stop in Sterling. She had been employed at GE in Danville, Illinois, Wickes Lumber in Hillsboro and NAPA in Covington.

She was a member of Sterling Christian Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and song leader for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, and was well known for her delicious fried chicken and potato salad.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Sterling Christian Church, 701 S. Sterling Ave., Veedersburg, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at the church and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Osborn Prairie Cemetery near Stone Bluff.

Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church or the D.A.V.

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