Barbara J. Engle | Obituary

Barbara J. Engle, 84, of Kokomo, died at 7:53 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown. She was born on October 12, 1937 in Lynn, Indiana, to William and Vivian (Reed) Daily. She married David E. Engle in 1983 at Kokomo Southside Christian Church, and he survives.

Barbara graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1955 and obtained her associate degree in secretarial work from Ball State University. She was a member of the Professional Association of the secretariat. She worked at Haynes International for over thirty years before retiring as a Benefits Representative. Barbara enjoyed birding, gardening, square dancing and traveling.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her children, Jill VanSickle, S. Kathy (Steven) Maack and Scott (Maureen) Engle; grandchildren, Clair (Jordan Jeffers) Kieft, Brentt (Bethany) VanSickle, Brandon (Brittany) VanSickle, Brock (Aleisha) VanSickle, Rebecca (Cody) Shuler, Markus Maack and Nicole (Michael) Lemming; twelve great-grandchildren; and brother, Don (Marie) Daily.

She was predeceased by her parents; son, Kent VanSickle; brother, Jack Daily; and the father of her children, William VanSickle.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday November 26, 2021 at the Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Jason Grant officiating. Interment will follow at the Kokomo Memorial Park cemetery. Friends are invited to visit family from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Barbara at Kokomo Southside Christian Church. Condolence messages can be left online at

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