Barbara Jean Schlender

Barbara J. Schlender, 65, of Baroda, passed away, Monday, February 23, 2015 at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to sign Barbara’s Memory Book online may do so at

Barbara was born January 17, 1950 in Iowa City, Iowa to Robert & Opal (Gage) Evans. She graduated high school in Ames, IA. She married Waldemar Schlender October 2, 1978 in St, Joseph. She was known for being very dedicated paper deliverer for the Herald Palladium. In Barbara’s free time she enjoyed crocheting, watching auto races, and collecting teddy bears. She attended Lakeshore Christian Church and was a member of the Prayer Riders.

She is survived by her loving boyfriend of nine years, David Cole; a sister Darlene Comly; and a brother Michael Collins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.