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Barbara Olinger

June 4, 1941 — January 31, 2022

Barbara Ellen Repass Olinger, age 80, entered the gates of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Barbara shared a deep love with her husband, Robert, of 60 ½ years. As a military spouse, Barbara joined Robert on an exciting 30-year adventure with the United States Army touring Europe and the United States with their two daughters. She was a former member of the Non-Commissioned Officer’s (NCO) Wives Club. She enjoyed taking care of her family, spending time with them, talking about her grandchildren, and attending church. She was a member of Community Christian Church which she attended before her health declined.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Nannie Repass; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Carrie Olinger; sisters, Elvertia Puckett, Genevieve Harris, Bertha Hutton; brothers-in-law, Charles, Bill, and Don Olinger; and sisters-in-law, Betty Jernigan, Dorothy Clear, and Mary Emma Carter. Survivors include her loving husband, Robert Olinger; daughters, Patti Olinger and Donna Jaeger; son-in-law, Bill; and the lights of her life- her grandchildren, Zachary Davis, Alex Jaeger, and Michael Jaeger. She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Repass; her brothers, Charles W. Repass and Russell Repass; sisters-in-law, Ruby Jean Olinger, Polly Sue Woodward, Shirley Olinger, Brenda Hancock, and Carol Davis; faithful companion, Maggie; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 1:00p.m. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road S. Prince George, Virginia 23805.

The family wishes to thank Amedysis Home Health and Amedysis Hospice Team for the care and support they provided to Barbara and her family. Online condolences may be registered at

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 11, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, Colonial Heights Chapel

2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

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Entombment Following Memorial Service

Friday, February 11, 2022

Colonial Heights


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