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Barbara H. Withers

December 20, 2020

Obituary

     Barbara H. Withers, 97, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2020.  She lived a long and wonderful life.

     She was born June 30, 1923, in Detroit, Maine to Joshua and Christina Hammond.  On August 30, 1945 she married Stuart E. Withers and they moved to Ohio in 1949.  If you knew her you always knew she was from Maine because of her accent, which she said she did not have!  She maintained her keen wit and humor to the end.

     She is survived by daughters, Janine (Richard) Shilling and Kristine (David) Anderson; granddaughter, Alicia (Glenn) Leifheit; great grandson, Grant Leifheit; sister, Hazel (Wilbert) Harbison and sister-in-law, Barbara Hammond.  She was predeceased by her husband, parents, brothers, Burton and Marshall Hammond and a sister, Nedra Swartz.

     Barbara graduated high school from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine.  She received her nursing RN from Central Maine General Hospital.  She loved all animals, gardening, playing solitaire, playing Bridge in her younger days and working jigsaw puzzles.  Barb was a member of Story Place Garden Club, a Girl Scout Leader, taught Sunday School and was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church for over 60 years.  Sewing, needlework and knitting were favorites of hers.

     She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and adored her many little dogs.  A heart felt thank you goes out to her wonderful in-home caregivers. 

     Per her wishes there will be no services.  The family requests memorial contributions to the Walnut Street United Methodist Church or the Ross County Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

     You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com

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