Age 75, of Wilmington passed away at home on Friday December 28, 2018. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to the late Otto and Phyllis Mannhardt.

Barbara loved nature and was a teacher naturalist at the Delaware Nature Society. She spent many hours at the DNS teaching and volunteering. She was also an active member of Silverside Church, having most recently served as Financial Secretary. Barbara touched many people through her activities and was known for her kind, caring and gentle nature. She will be dearly missed.

Barbara is survived by her husband, John R. Reader, Jr. and her daughter Elizabeth Ellmaker (Richard).

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 1:00 PM at Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Nature Society, P.O. Box 700, Hockessin, DE 19707.