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Barbara Jean (James) Bugg

December 12, 1934 ~ September 27, 2017 (age 82)

Barbara Jean Bugg, age 82, died peacefully on September 27, 2017 at home.  She was born December 12, 1934, in Metropolis, Illinois, daughter of Lester David and Stella Pearl (Holcomb) James.

On October 20, 1957, in Brazil, Indiana, she married her sweetheart J.B. Bugg, who survives.

Bobbi was the youngest of four children: Mary Helen Childress, Francis Lee Birchfield and Lester David James Jr.  Family was a focal point of Bobbi’s life.  She was a mother of four children: Karleen Jared, Ronald Lee (Mary) Bugg, Jay Dean Bugg and Jeremy Charles Bugg.

Bobbi worked all her life and retired from Whirlpool in 1997.  Bobbi thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and her little dog Bandit.  She was a proud mother and insisted on every holiday and family occasion to be in her home where she worked tirelessly to provide and make each family members favorite dish.  In her spare time, she knitted beautiful afghans and watched and laughed as her children fought over who would get to keep it.  Bobbi’s laughter and sense of humor was a beautiful part of who she was.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Pearl; her sister, Mary Helen; and her brother, Jr.

A gathering for Bobbi will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana.

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral

 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
October 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

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