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
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
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.