Barbara Christine Janssen, 82, of Morganton, NC passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2023. She was born on December 5, 1940 in Detroit, MI to the late Alfred John Towers and Eleanor Garvie Towers. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and sewing. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed living at the lake.
She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Gerald Alden Janssen; daughters, Amy Janssen Hill (Jeff), Stephanie Janssen Martineau (Brian), and Courtney Janssen Zabicki (Eric); grandchildren, Alden Reed Hill, Alex Janssen, Tyler Martineau, Trevor and Gretchen Zabicki; sister, Eileen Young (John).
A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Dr. Gary Butterworth officiating. There was a private family religious service held earlier.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1965 N Powerhouse Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Never will forget the times I spent with you.rest in peace my dear friend.one special lady
Jerry, please know that you, your family and the legions people fortunate enough to be your and Barbara’s friends are present in my thoughts during this time of remembrance and transition. She was a grand lady.
Our deepest condolences.
May His peace comfort you at this time of Barb's passing. She will be missed, but will be forever in your hearts. With Love Lyn & Connie
Rest in peace Barbara. You was a lovely lady.
Jerry and family, it has been a long struggle and Barbara is at peace. You have lots of memories of all the good times. May peace and strength go with you as you go forward. Love you Lisa cutts
We love you.You will be missed .