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Obituary for Sheila Renee Barth (Dowdy)

Sheila Renee Barth, 44, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sheila was the daughter of John T. Dowdy and Sharon and Stacey Dawalt. Sheila graduated from Northrop High School class of 1993 and earned her associates degree from International Business College. She worked in the mortgage underwriting and was a volunteer firefighter for several years. Sheila had been attending Crossview Church in Grabill. Being outdoors was ideal for Sheila. She enjoyed camping, knitting, reading, and watching crime show tv shows. She also rooted for Purdue and the Chicago Bears. Sheila loved her two children dearly. Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Shane Barth; children, Hunter and Hanna Barth; step-son Nathan Barth; siblings, Angel (Dale) McKinnerney, John (Shelly) Dowdy, Stephanie Walton, Matt (Kari) Dowdy; grandparents, Dave (Renee) Dawalt; along with many nieces and nephews. Sheila was preceded in death by her brother in laws, Joel Nahrwold, and Michael Walton. Service is 7 pm, Thursday, January 23, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 6557 N. Clinton Street, with calling from 2 pm until the service. Memorials may be made to Sheila’s Children’s Educational Fund in c/o Shane Barth.