Barbara A. Stroh, 83

Barbara A. Stroh, 83, of 100 Bielefeld St., New Knoxville, died suddenly at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born on March 26, 1929, in Belle Center, the daughter of William and Jennie (Dutcher) Painter, and they preceded her in death.

On May 26, 1947, she married Ralph E. Stroh, and he survives at the residence.

She is also survived by her two sons, William Stroh of Divide, Colo., and Dennis (Char) Stroh of New Knoxville; five grandchildren, Jodi (Thom) Wilcox, Eric (Melissa) Stroh, Shannon (Tony) Hammond, Sean (Shelly) Stroh and Nicholas Stroh; six great-grandchildren, Meghan Wilcox, Saona Wilcox, Zachary Hammond, Sophia Hammond, Jackson Stroh and Mia Stroh.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Pearl Painter, Belva Wendell, Thelma Painter and Cecile Goings; two brothers, Sam and Pete Painter; two nephews, David and Danial Goings.

Barb was a 1947 graduate of Belle Center High School. She attended cosmetology school and later owned and operated Barbara’s Beauty Shoppe in New Knoxville. She was a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Society. She loved spending time with her friends and family and will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Gaertner officiating. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the New Knoxville United Methodist Church.

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