Barbara S. Mauch
May 18, 1941 - November 17, 2018
Barbara S. Mauch, 77, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her residence in Zionsville. She was a longtime Zionsville resident.
She was born May 18, 1941 in Cleveland, OH to Michael and Pauline (Maker) Surso. She married Gerald R. Mauch on November 25, 1961 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2018. She was also preceded by brother Michael P. Surso Survivors include four children, Laura (Kevin) Starkey of Whitestown, Stephen Mauch of Zionsville, Susan Mauch of Zionsville, and Timothy (Anne Marie Clevenger) Mauch of Holland, MI; one grandson, Matthew (Samantha Sanders) Starkey; one great grandson, Finlay Starkey; sister-in-law, Virginia Surso of Syracuse, IN; and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and graduated from Marian University. She was a devoted teacher retiring in 2010. She was former Teacher of the Year at St. Monica Catholic School, where she was also nominated for the Disney Teacher of the Year. Barbara was also recognized in the Who’s Who Amongst Teachers. She truly loved her students.
In addition to being a very loving and dedicated mother. She was an avid cookbook collector and loved to cook for her family and friends. She was a well-known local folk artist who loved to paint the American Colonial era. Much time was spent with her close friends playing Bridge.
Barbara was an active member of St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church in Zionsville.
Calling hours will take place from 11-1PM, Monday, November 26, with a funeral mass to follow at 1PM at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 1870 W. Oak Street, Zionsville.
Memorial contribution are suggested to Metastatic Breast Cancer Research and Awareness, payable to METAvivor, 1783 Forest Drive, #184, Annapolis, MD 21401, or at www.metavivor.org.