Marilyn T. Hashman Barnes, 91, died peacefully with her family by her side at Traditions at North Willow in Indianapolis on November 9. Marilyn Hashman was born in Springfield, IL, on July 18, 1932. Soon after her graduation from Springfield High School she married Norman Barnes of Chicago, IL, with whom she had three daughters. Together, the family moved throughout the Midwest until she and Norm finally settled in Tampa, FL in 1986. Marilyn is predeceased by her husband, Norm, and her daughter Elizabeth (Libby). She is survived by her two remaining daughters Jane Barnes (Maureen Rooney) and Diane Bryant, eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Moo Moo—as she is affectionately known to her grandchildren—moved to Indianapolis in May of this year to spend more time with the family she had there.
Marilyn was a great organizer and administrator, loved a good party, and had a wicked sense of humor. She served as Executive Secretary to the President of Brown and Root in Clearwater, FL, and was the assistant to the principal of several middle schools while the children were growing up. Marilyn was an adventurous cook, writing her own cookbook “Marilyn’s Mess” because her daughters were constantly asking her for recipes. In addition to the meals, she made for the family, the cookbook was filled with recipes for the food she served at the parties she loved to host. Upon her retirement, Marilyn got to enjoy two of her favorite activities: traveling and bridge. She and Norm traveled to Europe several times, often with friends. She also participated in three bridge groups per week where she demonstrated her outstanding card-playing skills and made many close friends.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Traditions of North Willow and Accent Care Hospice for their warmth and professional care in supporting both Marilyn and her loved ones at the end of her life. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Cremation Society of Indiana, 4115 Shelby Street. Leave A Message or Share A Memory.