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Barbara Jean Gill

March 22, 1950 — May 1, 2020

Barbara Jean Gill, 70, Indianapolis, passed away May 1, 2020. Mrs. Gill was born March 22, 1950, in Indianapolis, to the late Verdon and Dorothy (Lloyd) Dobbins.

She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. Barbara worked for the State of Indiana in various divisions for 30 years, retiring in 2013. An avid gardener, she loved growing flowers. She was also a proud grandmother and always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara loved and collected angels, even naming her beloved canine companion, Angel. Barbara will be fondly remembered by her loving family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Charles “Chuck” Gill and her siblings, Robert Dobbins, Linda Garmon, and Venita Collins.

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie (Kevin) Jones and Donna (Chris) Walke; grandchildren, Tyler (Kaylyn Sawyer) Jones, Victoria Walke, Jacob Jones, and Luke Jones.

A small private service for immediate family only will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Floral Park Cemetery, next to her beloved husband, Chuck. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Those wishing to participate in Barbara’s funeral on Tuesday are invited to view the service on the O’Riley YouTube channel by visiting

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