In Memory

Barbara "Barb" Wabel (Hadley, 6-19-2020)

Barbara Barb Wabel (Hadley, 6-19-2020)

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10/02/20 11:55 AM #1    

Lawrence "Larry" Ewing



I was sorry to hear of Barbara's passing.  We weren't friend's, but just lived a house apart on Sycamore in Glen Ellyn Woods.  There were a few of us in the Woods and Valley View, far south of West. Barbara had a sister, Janet, who was more outgoing.  Barbara, who I would see many school days at the bus stop at the top of Sycamore, was quiet, unless talking to the girls at the stop.  As I recall, her interests were along artistic lines.  She was always polite and respectful,well spoken and typically had a smile on her face.  She and her family lived in an old house, the largest in Glen Ellyn Woods.  Rumours were that the head of the firm that designed and built the Golden Gate Bridge, built and owned the house originally.  Mr. Wabel, "Glenn",  was the head partner of the Chicago office of Coopers and Lybrand, an International CPA firm and one of the so-called "Big 8".  He went on to become a Chair Partner of the firm.  You might think that like some kids, family success would go to Barbara's head, but it did not in the least.  Barbara was always very unassuming and did nothing to draw attention to herself.

I can't remember when I heard Barbara had diabetes.  My impression through the years was that it was worse than my diabetes and played a big part in her passing.  I am surprised that none of her friends had posted anything here; for that reason, I thought I might say something, having been classmates and neighbors for years.





10/03/20 11:19 PM #2    

John Simanton

This is a blow!  Barbara and I weren't close by any means, but from grade school on we were good for a smile and a "Hi!"  We did connect for a little while on  Definitely a delightful person, would have loved to have caught up with her at the reunion!

10/05/20 11:50 PM #3    

Jean "Frosty" Pengelly (Lay)

So sorry to lose yet another classmate. Prayers to her family.

10/06/20 04:36 PM #4    

Lynda Boden (Rahal)

I was a close friend of Barbs but grew apart latter in life. She would have loved the kind words written about her. She married Bill "Hadley" who was a class ahead. Her house was great for sleep overs and her mother Bernie would make pancakes the next morning. Sad, she died this year. 
Lynda Boden Rahal

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