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Barbara Hawbaker Moore


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Barbara Hawbaker Moore Obituary
Barbara Hawbaker Moore, age 79, passed away March 27, 2017 at OSU Hospital. Barbara was born in Perry, Iowa on June 22, 1937. She grew up on a farm near Minburn, Iowa. After high school, Barbara attended and graduated from Kendall College, then Illinois State Normal. She and her then-husband, Tom, moved to Ohio. Barbara taught science in the elementary schools in DeGraff, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio. She wrote science curriculum for the Columbus Public Schools and a small publishing firm. Their son, Rick, was born with multiple medical issues while in their early years in Ohio. He passed away at age 22. Later in life, Barbara wrote a book about her life on the farm, entitled "Only When The Wind Blows". (Aventine Press, 2011) Barbara's love of learning never ceased. Her friends and family are grateful for her wit, wisdom, and willingness to share, and will dearly miss her. Barbara has gone to join her son, Richard, in the music of the universe. Preceded in death by brother Russell Hawbaker, Mission, TX, sisters Hazel Hawbaker, Seattle, WA, Helen Hawbaker, Perry, IA, Dorothy Elkins, Tokyo, Japan, Margaret Schinlaub, Milwaukee, WI and Marjorie Hawbaker, Dallas Center, IA, son Richard Thomas Moore, Columbus, OH. Survived by sister, Joyce Irminger, Holland, MI; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at Westminster Thurber Community, The Pub at Thurber Tower, 645 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614-228-2900. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Barb's memory to: The Lipedema Project (lipedemaproject.org), Please note: You will be redirected to Northwell Health Foundation's site to make a secure donation. Smithsonian Science Education Center (https://ssec.si.edu). Arrangements completed at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 2693 W. Broad St.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 26, 2017
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