Barbara Jean Erkek


Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean Erkek, 74, of Toledo, OH, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at U.T.M.C. Barbara was employed for more than 25 years with General Mills. She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Idriz Erkek; daughters, Cindy McCurley and Beth (Stephen) Tansel; son, Todd Hamic; 7 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren and sister, Sandra (Reginald) Worthington. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard C. and Betty Jean (Lingo) Gerber and brother, Charles Gerber.

Barbara's life will be celebrated Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Estates Club House, 340 S. Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave. Suite 235, Toledo, OH, 43606. Professional services provided by the Reeb Funeral Home. www.reebfuneralhome.com

The Watcher

She always learned to watch for us

Anxious if we were late.

In winter by the window,

In summer by the gate,

And though we mocked

Her tenderly

Who had such foolish cares,

The long way home

seemed more safe

Because she waited there.

Her thoughts were all so full of us

She never could forget.

And so I think that where she is

She must be waiting yet.

Waiting till we come to her,

Anxious if we are late.

Watching from Heaven's window

Leaning on Heaven's gate.

Funeral Home

Reeb Funeral Home
5712 N. Main Street Sylvania, OH 43560
(419) 882-2033

Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 27, 2014