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Barbara (Fenstemaker) Church

March 4, 1929 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Ms. Barbara Church, 91 of Hohenwald passed away peacefully Wednesday May 13,2020 surrounded by her family. She was born March 4,1929 in Berwick, PA to the late Claude and Hilda (Parker) Fenstemaker. Along with her parents Ms. Church was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Church; two sons Duane Church and Dennis Church; grandchildren Teri Lea Kromis and Todd Church; and brothers Robert Fenstemaker, Bill Fenstemaker, David Fenstemaker, and Glenn Fenstemaker. She attended Highland Baptist Church in Hohenwald. She and her late husband, Mel owned and operated Mel and Barbs Party store.

In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and crocheting often creating many beautiful pieces.  She really enjoyed a game of Bingo with friends and family or adding to her extensive sunglass collection.  On beautiful days she could be seen out in the garden planting and pruning her flowers.  The one thing that brought her true joy was seeing all her grandchildren. She would often say “it’s too quiet in here” after they left for the day.  She looked forward to the many family gatherings throughout the year when all her family would be together.  The love she had for her family and friends was unmeasurable. 

Ms. Church leaves behind daughters Ruthann (James) Shoemaker, Donna Church and Debra Donahue;  siblings Judy (Carl) Whitmire, Jack (Yvonne) Fenstemaker, and Dorothy (Whimp) Keifer;; grandchildren Kim  (Sam) Livingston, Kelly (Earl) Taylor, Kristine Kromis, Kandi (Chris) Brown, Ryan Donahue, Katie (Eric) Barger, Dennis (Trish) Church Jr., Amy (Matt) McKay, Mandy Church, and Jamie Church; 26 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation with family and friends will be held Friday May 15,2020 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Highland Baptist Church and again Saturday May 16,2020 from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 with burial following at Memorial Gardens. Brother Sam Livingston will be officiating. Pall bearers will be Ryan Livingston, Nick Church, AJ Mozo, Joel Mozo, Ethan Mozo and Korbin Brown.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Highland Baptist Church
Linden Hwy
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Visitation
Saturday
May 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Highland Baptist Church
Linden Hwy
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Highland Baptist Church
Linden Hwy
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 16, 2020

Memorial Gardens
hwy 20
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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