Born on February 17, 1930, Barbara Jane Johns was the seventh child of Adolphus and
Maria Jane Perkins and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a graduate of
Warren Central High School and Clark Business College. Throughout the years, Barb
had numerous part-time jobs, mostly in the capacity as an administrative assistant. In
1954 she married John O. Johns and they remained married until his passing in 2017.
A devoted wife and mother, Barbara was a long-time member of Oaklandon (now
Outlook) Christian Church. She passed away on May 13, 2023, at age 93.
Barbara is survived by her sister, Carol Metscher; sons, John and Brian; granddaughter,
Kathy and husband, Mike and great granddaughter Cecily.
A graveside service will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in Memorial
Park Cemetery, 9350 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46229 with burial
Memorial contributions in her name made be made to the Alzheimer’s Association –
Greater Indiana Chapter at www.alz.org/indiana