Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Barbara Ann Keeney, 66, of Peru, passed away at 8:38 P.M., Friday, September 10, 2021, at Community Howard Regional Hospital, Kokomo, IN. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, on January 29, 1955, the daughter of John and Betty Herd Catey. Barb married John H. Kenney at the First Baptist Church in Peru on April 10, 1976 and he survives. Barb was a 1973 graduate of Peru High School and she attended Ball State University. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and worked as a nursing assistant at Dukes Memorial Hospital for 25 years. Barb enjoyed reading, watching TV with family and summers spent on their pontoon. She was an avid Indiana Fever fan. Barb was a happy and fun-loving person who didn’t know a stranger. But, most of all, she cherished with great pride her roles as wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving in addition to her husband, John, is a daughter, Brooke Conder and her husband Jeff of Brownsburg, IN; grandchildren Cassie and Ben Conder; her step-mother Mildred Catey of Peru and her step-sister Susan Good and her husband David of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Melinda Gilbert. A service celebrating the life of Barbara Ann Kenney will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru, IN with Pastor Robert Adelsperger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 5:00 to 8:00 P.m., Wednesday at the Eikenberry Eddy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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