Barbara Jean Miskimens Weaver
COSHOCTON: Barbara Jean Miskimens Weaver went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
She also joins her beloved husband, John Ambrose Weaver, whom she married on August 28, 1954; and her parents, Earl James, and Bessie Hilda Cox Miskimens.
She was the third of four children, the late Eileen (Rodney) McCullough and Patricia (Don) Berkfield, an older brother, E.J. Junior, whom she never met.
She is survived by her sister, Sandy (Dean) Kittell; and her four daughters, Michelle (David) McCarty, with whom she lived, Francine Renee (Ron) Bishop, Josette Marie (Randy) Huber and Nicole Cheree (Brent) Medley. She is also survived by a very special nephew, Bill Shannon, whom she called her first baby, and 'was the son she did not have"; two special nieces, Dodie Shannon Cooper, and Tammy Powelson. Other nephew and neices include David McCullough, Daniel McCullough, Debbie McCullough Troendly, Lynn Powelson and Jeff Kittell. She is survived by her aunt, Charlotte Miskimens; and her five granddaughters: Laura McCarty, Melissa (Clint) Appleman, Amber (Nate) Lovett, Courtney (Scott Jacks) Bishop and Deseree (Steven Lothes) Bishop; two grandsons: Andrew Powell and Nicholas Medley. Barbara is also survived by three great grandsons, Larry Johnston, Lucas Lovett and Dayton Jacks; and four great granddaughters: Samantha Johnston, Sarah West, Savannah Appleman, and Addison Lothes. Barbara loved her family dearly but most especially being GG to her great grandchildren.
Barbara was very active and involved in her community while raising her girls. She was a Girl Scout leader and loved camping, boating and swimming with her daughters and her Scouts. She enjoyed chaperoning for her daughters feild trips and having their friends at her home. She was a Red Cross volunteer who taught her swimming lessons. She was an asset to her community collecting money for Easter Seals, the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. She was proud to represent her community as Senior Canal Queen in 2003.
Barbara will be dearly missed by many of her dear friends and coworkers. She was a loyal friend to many, whom she transported to and from medical appointments, all whom she helped care for during their final days. She was her husband, John's primary caregiver for 30 years. She was a hardworking and loyal employee having worked at the Bon Bon and Andy's Restaurant, Corner Carry Out, The Ohio State Liquor Store, O'Neil's, Stage, Wal-Mart and Fashion Bug, where she ended her retail career in 2009. She loved working with the public and treated people with respect.
Barbara was a member of Coshocton High School's class of 1955 and was active in planning their many reunions and monthly luncheons.
Barbara was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, grandmother and GG. She fought hard to get well and stay with her beloved family.
She was raised in the Calvary Methodist Church, that later united with the Park Methodist Church. However she joined Sacred Heart Catholic Church when she married. She was very faithful and felt close to God. She was especially comforted by prayer.
Barbara's Celebration of life will be held at Sacred Heart Church with calling hours on Friday, January 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Schools Gymnasium.
The Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart School, 108 Burt Avenue, Coshocton, OH. and Health Services of Coshocton County, 230 S 4th Street, Coshocton.
We will miss you, Mom but remember love does not die. The love you gave us stays with us and our love will always be with you.