Verlin Barlow, 81

Verlin James Barlow, 81, rural Wabash, passed away at 1:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born June 19, 1933 in Miami County, to Raymond and Mildred (Pooley) Barlow.

Verlin was a 1953 graduate of Noble High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He married Shirley Enyeart at the Wabash Southside E.U.B. Church on Oct. 20, 1957. He retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash, after 29 years. Verlin was a member of the American Legion Post 15, the Moose Lodge, and the Eagles Lodge, all of Wabash. He was a sports enthusiast, an avid Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts fan, and especially enjoyed bowling. He also enjoyed watching comedies, being around people, visiting with his family and grandkids, and making people laugh. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Barlow, Wabash; son, Tom Barlow, Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Brenda Barlow, Wabash; three grandchildren, Erica Barlow, Indianapolis; and Angel Barlow and Levi Barlow, both of Wabash; sister, Charlotte Harnish, Wabash; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Barlow, who died Nov. 14, 2014; two brothers, Ronald and George Barlow, and two sisters, Betty Durnbaugh and Barbara Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery, LaFontaine. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Shop with a Cop.

The memorial guest book for Verlin may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Dec 08