Barbara J. Dolch
BUCYRUS: Barbara Jean Dolch, 74, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Altercare of Bucyrus following a brief battle with cancer.
She was born March 16, 1941 in Bloom Twp., Seneca County to the late Burl L. and Barbara Luella (Meyers) Dunn. Barbara was the youngest of five which often had its advantages. She grew up always on the go and was very active at Bloomville High School, where she graduated from in 1959. Barb played clarinet in the band, sang in the choir, cheered at sporting events and loved socializing with friends. Following graduation, she received her hairstylist certification from the Warren Beauty Academy.
On September 18, 1960 she married Edward C. Dolch and they resided in Bloomville for a few years before moving to Bucyrus, where they would raise their family. No longer styling hair, Barb loved caring for her family as a homemaker and after her children were grown, a variety of jobs filled a need. Teller, Dr. office asst. and Insurance office asst. to name a few but her true passion was art. Barb loved producing any type of art and enjoyed demonstrating and selling her personal creations. Arts remained a constant for the rest of her life and she enjoyed many years spent at the Richland Academy of Arts, where she was always enhancing her experiences and creations.
Barb was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a past Deacon, assisting with the Heritage Room, serving as a youth leader and was responsible for painting the Noah mural in the nursery. She was also a member of the Brush and Palette Art Club of Galion and "The Hatters that Matter" Red Hat Society. She was a longtime volunteer with the visitor's bureau, assisting with tours and she thoroughly enjoyed transforming to "Babbling Babs" where she would show off for guests at the Speak Easy productions.
She and Ed have traveled to many beautiful places in God's world and have witnessed some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. She's enjoyed following activities of her children and grandchildren and Barb also enjoyed dancing, biking singing, walking and floral gardening. Barb will also be remembered for her noodles, a recipe passed down from her mother-in-law and her wonderful pies.
In addition to Ed, her husband of 55 years, Barb is survived by two children, Andrea (Darryl) Rogers of St. Joseph, Michigan and Bruce (Anna) Dolch of Glenford, Ohio; three grandchildren, Ashley and Brittney Rogers and Mason Dolch; one brother, Philip (Darylene) Dunn of Bloomville and two sisters, Charlotte Maloy of Sycamore and Elaine (Robert) Levans of Bloomville along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul Lavere Dunn and a sister Esther Beard.
Her family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church where her memorial service will begin that day at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Cory officiating. Barb will be inurned prior to services in the church columbarium.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to BORN and given through the Wise Funeral Service or at the church on the morning of her services. Memories are encouraged to be shared by visiting her Tribute Page at www.wisefuneral.com
Published by Telegraph-Forum from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 2016.