She was born on Sep. 14, 1936 in Linton, Indiana to Elmo 'Dobbin' and Mary I. (Smith) Allen. She married Robert 'Red' Dale Murdock on June 1, 1952.
Barbara was a nurse's aid at Glenburn Home for 15 years. She was a member of the Linton Church of Christ and American Legion Post #22 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her three sons, Tim (Peggy) Murdock of Linton, Robert (Victoria) Murdock of Detroit, MI and Raymond (Jennifer) Murdock of Sandborn; her daughter, Regina Murdock of Linton; her five grandchildren, Jeremy Murdock, Dale Murdock, Elizabeth Murdock, Lance Murdock and Cody Murdock; her great-grandson, Cash Murdock; and her brother, Loren Allen of Houston, TX.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Red, in 1983, her two brothers, Norwood and Winston Allen, and her two sisters, Rosalie Adkins and Doris Starr.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 1, and on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dick Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.