James E. "Jim" Hashbarger, 79

James E. "Jim" Hashbarger, 79, of Wabash, passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Frankfort on Feb. 20, 1942 to the late Paul and Leila (Tomlinson) Hashbarger. 

Jim married Elaine Johnson on Oct. 14, 1989. 

Jim was a 1960 graduate of Noble High School.  He retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash after 43 years of service. In year's past, Jim loved to hunt, fish and just be outdoors. Most of all, Jim loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine, of Wabash; one son, James M. Hashbarger, of Wabash; four daughters, Lisa (Kent) Miller, of Macy, Teresa Jones, of North Manchester, Michelle (Bobby) Sinclair, of Milford and Mary (Brian) Merrell, of Roann; one stepson, Eric (Kimberly) Lundmark, of Wabash; one brother, Billy Hashbarger, of Wabash; sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating.  Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Marion.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association,

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2021 Apr 05