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Barbara Ann Barber

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Barbara Ann Barber

Barbara Ann Barber (nee Friend), 82, of Fairlawn, formerly of Elyria passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. She was born March 8, 1936 in Toledo. Barbara was an awesome and beloved mother. She started the pre-school at Grace Lutheran Church in Elyria and was an avid trapshooter. Barbara enjoyed sewing, the Cleveland Cavs, Cleveland Indians, but most importantly she loved her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jerry; daughters, Jacqueline (Chris) Veach of Fairlawn, OH, Joanne (Mike) Treuel of Elyria, OH, Jennifer (Brian) Doucet of Akron, OH; sons, James (Molly) of Cincinnati, Jeffrey Robert of Willoughby Hills, OH; 11 grandchildren; twin sister, Nancy (Bob) Gigax of Lebanon, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edna Friend (nee Keier). Family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Evangelical Church, 4441 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43613. Pastor Alan R. Swartz will officiate. Burial will be in Toledo Memorial Garden Cemetery Sylvania, OH. In lieu of flowers, family suggests those who wish may make donations to , 505 North Parkway P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


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Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 12, 2018
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