Details for Bernice Margaret Barba, 94, passed away on October 2, 2019





Bernice Margaret Barba, 94, passed away on October 2, 2019, in Athens, Ohio. She was born in Weston, Ohio to August and Zelma (DeKezel) Stuvaert on December 18, 1924. She was raised in Maumee, Ohio. She married Theodore (Ted) Barba in 1943. They lived for most of their lives in Maumee, Ohio and then briefly in Ocala and Sun City, FL. Bernice returned to Maumee in 1992, and in 2008 moved to Athens, where she found a community of friends at Beaumont Green Senior Living apartments. She was pre-deceased by three siblings, Sally, Cy and Marcel and by her husband Ted and her oldest daughter, Sharon Rose Barba. She is survived by her son David Barba and daughter-in-law, Margie (Reilly) Barba of Athens, her daughter Ana Marcel de Hermanas and her husband Rhea Bockhorst of Black Mountain, NC, and by her son Bob Barba and his partner Rebecca Bradshaw of Ashfield, MA. She will be missed and remembered by six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, all of whom will forever remember her astonishingly delicious baked goods. She relished books, friends, and family, and in her prime she played a mean game of euchre.


A service of remembrance and funeral mass will be held at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Athens on Friday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m.

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