She was born on Aug. 11, 1925, in Greenfield, Iowa, a daughter of the late Erwin and Bertha Clure. She relocated to the Nashville in 1958 and lived there until recently moving to Hixson to be near her daughter Janet.
She was a member of the Hillwood Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick J. Bittner.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory two daughters: Janet Giddings and husband, Douglas, of Hixson and Karen Wehner and husband, Paul, of Bluffton, S.C.; one son, Richard and wife, Elizabeth Bittner of Walnut Creek, Calif.; eight grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren; and several other extended family members and a host of special friends.
A celebration of her life is planned for Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013, at noon CST at the Hillwood Presbyterian Church, 6220 Hickory Valley Road, Nashville, TN 37205, with the Rev. Dr. Richard F. Rouquie Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in the Middle Tennessee National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. CST until the noon service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Barbara and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bittner family with these arrangements.