Monica Marie Smith Barlow, 98, of Broadway, died peacefully Friday, July 20, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A born-again believer, she went home to be with her Lord and is now reunited with her husband of 65 years. As a homemaker, her life’s focus was being attentive to her family. As a pastor’s wife, she served her church and her family with decorum, respect, faithfulness and upright principles. She was lovingly known for her unintentional humor, funny stories and witty anecdotes. She will be especially remembered for her quiet demeanor, keen memory and a faith that was slightly stronger than her own will. A longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church, she served as church organist for many years and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was an accomplished seamstress. She graduated in 1932 from Rensselaer High School in Rensselaer, Indiana and attended classes at Moody Bible Institute from 1942 to 1945. She happily awaited the arrival of one great grandchild and two great-great grandchildren on the way. She was born May 30, 1914 in Oconto, Wisconsin to the late H. Fred and Emma Bouchier Smith and was also predeceased by her husband, Rev. Gerald Barlow, whom she married July 1933; and her sister, Lucille DuBois. She is survived by her children, Beverle Jean (Dean) Shumaker of Ft. Wayne, IN, Sharon (Richard) Craig of Ft. Wayne, IN, Gary (Cheryl Knight) Barlow of Phoenix, AZ, Phillip (Margaret) Barlow of Prospect, Ruth Ann (Wayne) Hamilton of Raymond and Stephen Barlow of Mesquite, TX; 11 grandchildren. Deana Davis, Robert Shumaker, Kristi (Tim) Norris, Rochelle (Greg) Milentis, Michelle (Tim) Tipsword, Bryan (Maria) Barlow, Elizabeth (Jesse) Mosser, Bethany (Billy) Hill, Matthew (Cory) Hamilton, Rachel (Nick) Withrow and Timothy (Bianna) Hamilton; Great grandchildren Angela, Danielle, Beau, Luke, Chelsie, Noah, Alexis, Isaiah, Jonah, Mackenzie, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Chase, Landon, Addyson, Carson, Annalise, Hailee, Hannah, Haezel, Leila, Aiden and Mason; and nieces and nephews and other relatives and good friends. The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Broadway Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held following the burial at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 17376 St. Rt. 347. Pastor Matt Zurowski and Phillip Barlow will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and Loving Care Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.