Barbara Jean Heenan
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Barbara Jean Heenan
  • July 29, 1946 - July 4, 2016
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Barbara Jean "Barb" Heenan, 69, passed away on the evening of July 4, 2016 after a brief battle with lung cancer at the Covington Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne. She was born on July 29, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Hazel Young and Mack Campbell. At the age of 17, she married John Henry Heennan and moved to a home on Felician St. in Fort Wayne. She worked at a number of local factories, the longest lasting and most notable being ITT EOD on Pontiac St., from which she retired. Before she was debilitated by her illness, Barb enjoyed socializing with friends and family. Many of her close friends will remember her for her outgoing nature during the frequent canoe trips on the Pere Marquette River in Michigan. Surviving family include her daughters, Robin Kelley and Tina Robinson; father, Mack Campbell; step mother, Della Campbell; step father, Roy Barrett; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and siblings, Jean, Laura, Millie-Fay, Mack, Susan, Paul, and Clay. She was proceeded in death by her mother, Hazel Young Barrett; and brother, Ralph Edward "Uncle Eddie" Campbell. Funeral service will be 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation starting at 4:00 pm. Barb's final wishes are that her ashes be interred at her family plot in Hamilton, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Matthew 25.