Barbara Frances (Radulski) Weisenseel – Obituary

By  | March 6, 2018 | Filed under: Elkins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Barbara Frances (Radulski) Weisenseel

Barbara was born November 21, 1935 in New York City and sadly died March 2, 2018 at her home in Florence Alabama. She grew up in Valley Stream, NY where she graduated high school in 1953. She then attended Alfred Technical College in Alfred, NY where she received an associate degree and she met her husband, Charles Weisenseel. Barbara and Charlie soon started a family and had five children. After moving around for several years they settled in Florence, AL where she lived for the last 37 years. Barbara was a loving mother and an expert homemaker. She enjoyed a vibrant and fun social life playing cards, golfing, and shopping (maybe too much). Barbara thrived on new adventures and even though money was tight she always found ways and means to entertain her family with day trips and summer vacations. Later in life she enjoyed playing Scrabble and card games with her family, reading, gardening (becoming a Master Gardener in 1990), and collecting antiques and art. Her happy disposition and lust for life will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Barbara will always be remembered by her children Nita Chorneau, Barbara Edwards (Blane), Charles Weisenseel (Annette), Susan Brown (Ted), and Jason Weisenseel. She is also survived by her grandchildren Charlotte Biggs, Alice Chorneau, Alex and Owen Edwards, Casey and Max Weisenseel, Randy and Erica Yates, and Madison Weisenseel along with her great grandchildren Leon Yates and Leonard Biggs. She took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren with whom she spent countless hours playing games, cooking and going on adventures. The one lesson she taught us all was to treat all others with respect and love and this legacy will be carried on in her memory.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Barbara’s neighbors, Jimmy & Mary Kay Rogers, for their friendship and support during her later years.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the MPN Research Foundation ( to support research towards a cure of Myelofibrosis and other rare blood disorders.

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