Barbara Jo “Bobbi” Hannon

Barbara Jo “Bobbi” Hannon, 80, passed away on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at IU Health Saxony in Fishers, IN. She was born on February 2, 1938 to Herbert and Mildred (Hughey) Boswell.

Bobbi was a free spirit. Since early childhood, she was a voracious reader with wide-ranging interests and a former library of over 4,000 books. A graduate of Anacostia High School, she became the first female EMT in Washington, DC but spent most of her career as a legal secretary, retiring in 2003 from Staas & Halsey, LLP. With a sense of humor as great as her vocabulary, Bobbi thought outside the box and walked to her own beat.

She is survived by her son, John Thomas Pierson, Sr.; daughter, Laurie Anne (Hannon) Baggatts; grandchildren, Kevin (Bethany) Gorham, John (Stephanie) Pierson, Jr., Brandon Pierson, Nicholas Pierson and Alexander Pierson; great-grandchildren, Dakota, Ethan, Chloé, Mekailah, Orianna and Mia; best friend, Lin Hering; countless cousins; and her cat girls, Rose and Vennon.


As was her wish, she is being returned to Mother Earth on Tuesday of this week.

In lieu of arrangements or gifts please donate, in her name, to either a no-kill shelter ( or Doctors Without Borders (

The family has entrusted the care of Bobbi to Randal & Roberts Fishers Mortuary in Fishers, IN.


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