Barbara  Caldwell
Barbara Bates Caldwell, of Richmond, passed away on September 15, 2019, at St. Joseph Hospital Hospice in Lexington.
She was born In Berea, Kentucky, on May 3, 1945, to the late John A. and Dorothy McCollum Caldwell. She graduated from Madison Central High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She taught freshman English at Madison Central for 33 years.
She is survived by her siblings, Anita Carol Roberts and John K. Caldwell, both of Richmond. Other survivors include her uncle and aunt Lowell and Mary Ann McCollum, along with numerous cousins.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Richard McCollum and Rev. John Todd officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Paint Lick Cemetery at Manse. Visitation will be from 11am until 1 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison County Humane Society, 128 Big Hill Ave. #C, Richmond, KY 40475 or The Friends of Paint Lick, PO Box 10, Paint Lick, KY 40461.
Pallbearers will be Katie Rollins, Vonda Bratcher, Steve McCollum, Aaron McCollum, Ethan McCollum, Lora Haddix, and Eddie Adams.
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Nancy and Gene Forderhase
Oct 15, 2019
Dear Carol and Butch,
We have fond memories of Barbara--and her family.
You have our sympathy, and our best wishes.
Nancy and Gene
Sharon Zimmerman
Sep 18, 2019
I first met Barbara in French class at EKU. It was a joy to meet her, despite the class. I got to know Barbara through her cousin, Linda. As time passed, I got to know the entire family. Barbara was a regular participant in KEA convention and I often saw her. Barbara was a caring person and I am sure a caring teacher. My deepest sympathies to Butch and Carol and the many cousins. I wish that I could be there, but a donation to Friends will be sent this week.
Elsie Rhodus Lewis
Sep 17, 2019
Gail adams
Sep 16, 2019
Barbara was a strong lady
Vicki Looney
Sep 16, 2019
So sorry to hear about Barbara... she was such a special friend to my parents, Frieda & Larry...Godspeed Barbara... You & mom are up there correcting all our grammar! 💕💕