Barbara A. Ralston
1947 - 2020
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Barbara A. Ralston

Newark - Barbara A. Ralston, 73, of Newark, passed away at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence.

She was born April 19, 1947, in Chillicothe to the late Wayne and Mildred Allen Ralston.

Surviving are nieces, Stacee (Jeff) Houser, of Waverly and DeeDee (Rich) Brown, of Chillicothe; a nephew, Brian (Joy) Clymer, of Chillicothe and a special friend, Sue Hopper, of Newark; sisters, Donna Strouse and Jean Hitch. She was predeceased by a brothers, Jim Clymer and Gerald Ralston and an infant brother, Allen Ralston.

Barbara retired from State Farm Insurance where she was an auto underwriter. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 22, 2020 in Caldwell Cemetery with Lowell Anderson officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to American Cancer Research, St. Jude or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Published in Chillicothe Gazette from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
We have lost a good friend & fellow State Farm retiree. What a great sense of humor. We will miss her very much.

Connie and Jack Bourne
November 20, 2020
Ralston Family,

So sad to lose a good friend like Barb. Went to school with Barb at Licking Valley in the early 60's. We had lots of fun times over the years and kept in touch on Facebook. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace My Old Friend.
Jimmy Mathews
November 20, 2020
you have been a wonderful friend over the years. And of course you interduced Paul and I 36 years ago and we have been married that Love
Nancy and Paul
Paul and Nancy Kilbarger
November 19, 2020
I e known Barb since I was a real young kid. She was a great person and always had a smile and treated people the way they deserved. I will miss her a lot. Please accept my condolences all of you and my prayers are with all of you
Ron Priest
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