Barbara Jean Dugan, 85, of 18th Street, Columbus, died peacefully at 12:10 p.m. December 26th, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Barbara was born January 13, 1935, in Seymour to parents Nicholas & Leona Speckner Vogel. She married Dr. Thomas P. Dugan on Sept. 28, 1957; he preceded her in death on March 7, 2017. She was also preceded in death by two sons, John and Kevin.
She attended St. Vincent School of Nursing early in life and later earned a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI in 1996.
A devoted Catholic, Barbara was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church for sixty years. She was loved deeply by her family & many friends. She defined the word selfless, always thinking about others before herself & caring for those who needed her. Barbara’s lifelong passion was caring for her family. She loved playing tennis, gardening, and attending daily Mass. She was the rock of the family and a spiritual inspiration to all who knew her. She tirelessly instilled the Catholic faith into all her children, always leading by example.
Survivors include sons, Michael G. (Sara) Dugan of Bradenton, Florida, Gregory T. Dugan of Zionsville, Paul F. (Mary) Dugan of Carmel and Joseph K. (Moira) Dugan of Indianapolis; daughters, Anne M. (Jim) Collins of Cincinnati, Mary D. McCorkle of Carmel and Dr. Margaret D. (Jeff) Workman of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Mary Dugan (Thomas) Wood of Wooster, Ohio; sister Rita (Robert) Novick; 27 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 29, 2020, 5 to 8 p.m., at O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, in St. Jude Catholic Church. The Mass will be live streamed on the O’Riley Facebook page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/orileyfuneralhome/. Burial will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Because of Barbara's strong devotion to the Pro Life movement, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite Pro Life organization. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.