Barbara A. (Anderson) Wolenty, 62, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2018, at her home in Fishers.

Born July 27, 1956 in Chicago, she grew up in neighboring Hammond Ind. and graduated from Gavit High School in 1974.

She would go on to earn her bachelor’s degree in History and Business from Purdue University in 1978 and her law degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis in 1982.

She married Ronald Wolenty on Oct. 21, 1978.

She enjoyed a successful career as a real estate development attorney. She worked for the Mel Simon organization during law school and in 1982 joined the firm of Wooden, McLaughlin and Sterner as an associate lawyer. Mrs. Wolenty later became the firm’s first female partner. After many years with the firm, she decided to venture out on her own, and with the help of two close friends, founded the law firm of Robinson, Wolenty and Young, LLC. She loved the practice of law and the challenge of representing clients “putting a deal” together. She developed long standing, respected and close relationships with many whom she represented, as well as other attorneys with whom she worked.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 40 years, Ronald Wolenty; her son, Edward (Sarah Walter) Wolenty; and her father, Professor Clayton Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her mother Pricilla (Waitt) Anderson and also leaves behind many devoted friends, colleagues and grateful clients.  With her unique personality and formidable negotiating skills, she will be sorely missed by all.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 East 10th St. in Sheridan Indiana. Burial will follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan. Pastor Eugene Wagner will be officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funerla home.

Memorial contributions can be made to IU Simon Cancer Center.