Barbara Hubbell Wood, age 82 of Olney, passed away at 2:20 AM on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Richland Care and Rehab in Olney.
Barbara was one of four children of Charles and Elizabeth Wimberly. She started to work at the age of 12. She married Robert Hubbell on May 25, 1954. She had two boys Michael and Terry. She farmed for many years while they lived in the country. She also drove a school bus for 7 years.
Barbara and Robert became foster parents. They adopted 3 of the children they fostered, and helped raise 6 others. After 34 years of marriage Robert passed away on August 29, 1989. Barbara later married Philip Wood. She started caring for the elderly while living in Springfield and attending Buffalo Christian Church where she was baptized.
Later Philip became ill. Barbara cared for him for years, then had to put him in a nursing home. Her mother, step-father and husband were all in the same nursing home. She moved to Sumner to care for them. After losing her mother, who was the last of three, Barbara went back to caring for elderly at Brookstone Estates in Olney. She also helped care for her sister Betty. She made a promise to Betty before she passed away to keep on doing as she was. With God’s help that’s what she did.
Barbara leaves behind 4 sons Mike Hubbell of Olney, David Hubbell (April) of Mt. Erie, Terry Hubbell of Chicago and Charlies Hubbell of Mt. Erie; daughter Elizabeth Nasserizafar of Evansville; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, 2 brothers Charles Wimberly and Jerry Wimberly, sister Betty Sommers and grandson TJ Hubbell Buckles.
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