The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

March 16, 2014

Barbara J. Van Buren

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ASHTABULA —

With Gene's passing in 1998, her life took a different turn. And after several years, she became the "spoose" of Bob Wagner, a man of charm and wisdom, who idolized Barb. Their union lasted 4 years and ended when Bob died. One might be lucky ONE time to find someone they want to spend their life with. But, in Barb's life, her magic number was 3, when she became Bill Broughton's favorite girl. He held her hand and gave her his undying love until the end of her life.

Left behind to both mourn and celebrate Barb are her children, Gene (Jan) Van Buren, Cheryl (Jim) Reidl, Gary (Linda) Van Buren, Sandy (Bob) Fortune, Gregg Van Buren, Jeanette (Dave) McCracken and Jill Jones. (Her second son, Glenn preceded her in death in 2004); her sister, Karen (Larry) Betts; brother, Paul (Joan) Synenberg; sisters-in-law, Hazel Washburn and Eleanor Stillwell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was Grandma and Candy Grandma to Julie (Dave) McKinney, Tracy (Jon) Mead, Kelly (Chris) Knox, Melissa (Jose') Padila, Amanda, Shawn (Holly), Ron, Rob and Ryan (Samma) Van Buren, Trisha (Nick) Dovich, Jim and Joe (Kara) Reidl, Stephanie (B.O.B.) McCormack, Ashley, Bob and Kristen Fortune and Andy Green. She also has 21 great-grands and one great-grand to arrive soon.

Dying too young, she was an amazing woman who has left an amazing legacy of compassion and love of family.

A Memorial Service to honor the matriarch of this family and friend to so many will be Friday, April 4th, at 6 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Kingsville, 6003 State Route 193, Kingsville, with Pastor David Hines officiating.

Donations may be made to the Ashtabula Animal Protective League, 5940 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, in Barb’s Name.

All Services have been provided by FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND CREMATORY, 526 W. Prospect Ave., Ashtabula. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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