Barbara A. Kaiser (née Yingling), 79, of Alpharetta, Georgia, peacefully entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born August 1, 1943, in Bellevue, Ohio. A middle child, Barbara was raised with her two sisters in a happy home where they learned to follow Jesus from a young age. After graduating from Ohio University in 1965 with a BS in Education, Barbara married Mac Kaiser, her college sweetheart and the love of her life. She taught elementary school briefly, before setting aside her work to focus on supporting her husband in his business career, raising their son Andrew, and serving through the church.
Barbara was always involved in her local church, singing in the church choir, hosting neighborhood Bible studies, and serving for many years in leadership in women’s ministries—including over a decade working with Jill Briscoe at Elmbrook Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When Barbara and Mac moved to Alpharetta over 30 years ago, they joined Perimeter Church, where Barbara was actively involved as a leader in both the women’s ministry and with Mac in the church’s marriage ministry. The Wisdom for Wives and The Marriage Hour classes that she helped lead blessed many.
Barbara and Mac made many trips overseas to visit their son and his family, enjoying rich times with their two granddaughters in China, Hong Kong, Scotland, and Thailand. In their retirement, they traveled extensively with family and friends from church. When not travelling, she enjoyed gardening and hosting neighborhood groups and Bible studies in her beautiful home on the lake—always with delicious food and lots of laughter. Ever the patriot, Barbara always looked forward to their annual Fourth of July party.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Leonard and Helen Yingling, and is survived by her dear husband of 57 years, Mac Kaiser; son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Heather Kaiser; beloved grandchildren Sophia Kaiser and Rebekah Kaiser; sisters, Jeanette (Jerry) Kantzer and Mary (David) Jones; as well as a host of nieces and nephews to whom she loved being Aunt Barbara.