July 1, 2023
11 a.m.



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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—Ann Bossert

Never will forget the times I spent with in peace my dear special lady

—Deborah Surratt

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.

—Jeryl Davis

Our deepest condolences.

—Terry and Sandy Malone

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

—Lyn & Connie Paris

Rest in peace Barbara. You was a lovely lady.

—Deborah Surratt

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

—Lisa Cutts
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We love you.You will be missed .

—Theresa and Gary Janssen