Barbara Nata Marble

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The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio community lost a staunch supporter Monday, June 11, 2018. Barbara Nata Marble, born to Paul and Barbara Veninger Nov. 10, 1932, went home to God after battling dementia over the last few years.

Barbara is survived by her husband, William A. Marble to whom she was married for 57 years and who have been residents of Manchester since 1972 when they relocated from Ohio. She leaves her son, Paul W. Marble and daughter-in-law, Amy Glidden Marble, of Manchester; her son, Karl A. Marble and his wife, Jennifer Rutkauski Marble, of Worcester, Massachusetts, with her two grandchildren, Charlie and Danny Marble who were always the apples of her eye. She had close lifelong friends, Betty Render of Dover, Ohio, and Helen Butler of Cuyahoga Falls. She is predeceased by her stepsister, Elaine Neal. Barbara, having been an animal lover, also leaves "fuzzy kids" and grandkids, Moses, Chloe, Callie, Tequila, Midori, and Ziggy.

Her favorite place on the planet was a quiet slice of heaven called Gifford Lake in Michigan. She spent many summers there with her family in her youth and shared it with her own family for many years, and someday her ashes will be scattered there. She loved music, especially playing the piano, and taught piano lessons to many children. She also had a green thumb and practiced horticulture, beautifying her home for many summers. She always appreciated a good laugh and would be glad to let you know her opinion on any topic.

Her initial calling was to be an elementary school teacher for which she received her degree from Kent State University and taught in Euclid, Ohio, until taking a hiatus to be a full-time mother. She later went to work as an administrative assistant in real estate and banking, eventually working for Travelers Insurance until she retired. In retirement, she took time to volunteer at adult day care centers for over 10 years.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Claflin Hill Symphony, 208 Main St., Suite 22, Milford, MA 01757.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Crestfield Rehabilitation Center and Fenwood Manor for their care and support over the past several years.

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Manchester, CT 06040
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 14 to June 18, 2018
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