Barbara “Barb” Kathryn (Yost)Neidig was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend to many. She passed from this world into the arms of her Savior, at 11:30 AM, January 8, 2022 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, IN at the age of 84.
She was born to Abram and Treva (Rhoades)Yost on November 21, 1937 in Clayton, OH. She had four (4) siblings, Dwayne and Elaine (Kessler)Yost, Daryl (deceased) and Kay (Novotny)Yost, Joenita (Funderburg) Yost deceased, Marlen and Lynn (Holsheiser)Yost, Bonnie (Yost) and Dale Bowser.
She grew up in a farmhouse in Johnsville, OH, where she learned many of the skills that would carry her thru life. After graduating from Dixie high school, she attended Manchester College where she met the man of her dreams, Noble Lee Neidig. They married March 22, 1957 in Plymouth, IN. Noble and Barbara were founding members at Grace Baptist Church in 1961, where they began raising the family that was to come.
They were blessed with four (4) boys and their spouses. Gary and Robin (Harreld) Neidig, Mark and Debbie (Smith)Neidig, David and Penny (Guernsey)Neidig, Tina (Morris)Neidig deceased, and Daniel and Melissa (Poore)Neidig.
These children then blessed her with ten (10) grandchildren. Trisha (Neidig) and Nate Crawford, Joel and Lindsey (Heckman) Neidig, Mark and Jennifer (Grove)Neidig, Chase Neidig, Courtney (Neidig) and Carlos Marinho, Hilary (Neidig) and Justin Frank, Tyler and Rachel (Holtsclaw) Puckett, Tara (Puckett) Sailes, Jordan Neidig, Faith Neidig.
These grandchildren then blessed her with seventeen (17) great grandchildren, so far!
Barb loved homemaking, and teaching others how to cook, sew, and host banquets. She was always willing to volunteer to help others in need, and opened her home to anyone that needed comfort. She taught Home Economics and volunteered at Grace Baptist Christian School for 30+ years. She taught Sunday School, and headed up the Ladies Missionary Group at Grace Baptist Church for 30+ years.
Barb was also one of the four founding members of Indiana Tool & Mfg. Co., Inc. known as Indiana Tool and now ITAMCO. Donald Neidig and Noble Neidig ran the office and operations, and she and Dorothy Neidig her sister-in-law, cleaned restrooms, washed down equipment and swept the floors in the early days of the company. Barb also fixed all of the food for the company dinners until 2005 when the Argos Facility was acquired. The employees always appreciated the home cooking.
The church was a focal point of Noble and Barbara’s life. Both had received Christ as their Savior at an early age, and after they were married, they committed to raising their family for the Lord. Both of them were talented in music, and they began singing together, and music became a big part of the Neidig Family activity. The original family and the extended family ministered at Grace Baptist and in many churches in the area in the 1970’s – 2000, until the children began migrating to other parts of the country as they grew older.
Even in the last days of her life, Barb desired to be a testimony for God to everyone she met.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 1830 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Matt Elliott officiating. The family will accept the public from 11:30 -12:00. A private graveside service will take place in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Grace Baptist Christian School, 1830 N Michigan St. Plymouth, IN 46563.
Faith Nulph says
So thankful for the testimony of this wonderful lady. So thankful that she is with those who have gone before, and enjoying seeing our Lord face to face. Praying for the family and friends. Faith Nulph
Diane Kuskye says
Gary, Mark, David and Dan I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I got to meet Barbara for the 1st time at the Itamco Golf Outing. Such a beautiful lady . You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You Barbara. You’ll be missed. Rest in peace.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder says
Your mother’s testament, will continue to live, through each of you.
Ren and Beverly Van Gilder
Toby Utley says
Dear Neidig Families, I’m so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing, but rejoice with you as you know that she’s just taken residency in a much better place with our Beloved Savior. I’m so thankful to have known her as my friend and a sister in the Lord. Praying for all you as you grieve from her absence in your lives.
John Dietl says
Barb was a super sweet lady! Sending my condolences to the family!
Bob & Donna Taber Whitmer says
Dear Mark and Family
Sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your special mother. Heaven must be beautiful! ❤️
Deborah (Marks) Bertling says
Peter and I are lifting e Neidig family in prayer as you all go through this time of grief. What a life she led and what a wonderful legacy she leaves. (I fondly remember Barb’s delicious homemade cookies as she brought large boxes of them to the bus while TV choir was on tour. We are thankful that Mark shared them. Ha.) We know that there are no words adequate to heal the pain of losing such a beloved Mom/Grandma/Great-grandma, but we pray that God sheds his amazing grace on you all.
Pam Michael says
Dear Neidig family, I SO enjoyed getting to know Barb in the mid 1980s, thanks to her hosting and buying Longaberger products from me for several years. She was very special to me – a truly lovely lady – full of grace for those around her. I am blessed to have known her.
Lana Wardlow says
My husband and I are so grateful to have known Barb. She and her husband, Nobe, were a real blessing to us, and to many others in innumerous ways. Our prayers and love will be with the family tomorrow and the days to come.
Amy Walker and Family says
Dear Neidig Family, I am so sorry for you all. I have fond memories of Barb growing up. We are thinking of you all and will be praying for peace and comfort during this time.
Karen Bowling says
I just seen about Barbs passing I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Barb was a true blessing to everyone I admired her so much.
Mary Holm says
Please accept our sympathies for the loss of Barbara, the matriarch of your family. I did not know Barbara personally but we employed son Mark and grand daughter-in-law Jennifer for a time. I know Barbara is well known for her dedication to church and family and has now left a visible and positive legacy on the families she has influenced. God bless you all. May you be filled will memories that bring smiles and joy.
Byron and Mary Holm, LifePlex