HOPKINSVILLE — Barbara Minkler Creager, 83, of Hopkinsville died Saturday, December 29, 2012, at her home.
She was a gospel vocalist, worship leader and recording artist. She was the featured soloist on the international radio program “The Christian Brotherhood Hour” as well as her father’s syndicated radio program “Green Pastures”. She also produced and hosted her own daily inspirational radio show, “Morning Melodies” on WFIA in Louisville. In Porterville, Calif., she founded Hope Home, which provided housing and hospice care to homeless patients with HIV. She also recorded several albums benefiting the World Children’s Fund and raised money for HIV awareness with her album “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes.”
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Westel Creager; her two children, Rebecca Boehlitz and Ron Creager; four grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Her parents were Rev. Ross H. and Ina Minkler.
A private family memorial and celebration of her life is planned at the home of her children. Burial will be in Tulare, Calif.
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory in Benton is handling local arrangements.