---- — EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Barbara J. Sevison, 59, passed away at 4:41 p.m. Monday at her childhood residence.
She was born on April 28, 1954 in Elkhart, to Roy and Helen (Clausen) Sevison.
Barb is survived her brother Ron (Maggie) Sevison of Niles; two nephews, Robert of South Bend, Ind. and Brian of Niles; her partner for the past 17 years, Larry Pappas of Elkhart; and his children, Tyler (Kristine) Pappas, Tami (Jon) Pyfer and their children, Mitchell, Camden, Kenley, Alex and Jake, who loved Barb as a mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Barb worked 40 years for Northern Indiana Public Service Company as a tireless and dedicated worker who went far beyond her normal responsibilities.
She loved animals especially dogs, of which she had many. Barb always had a kind word to say about others and had many friends because of her wonderful personality.
A celebration of life service will take place Nov. 22 at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 700 E. Jackson Blvd. Elkhart, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Following the visitation, a graveside service will take place at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart.
Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southwestern Michigan.
Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.