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Barbara Ann Powell

Barbara Ann Powell, 79, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday morning, July 1, 2017 at Campbell Place.

Barb was always the life of the party. Having thrown her last celebration and checking off the last of her “to do” list, there was nothing left to do but go home.

Barb was born in Bellefontaine on January 4, 1938 to the late Huston Lincoln “Dutch” and Donna Mae Hurley Goldschmidt. She married Max E. Powell on June 16, 1957 in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2008. Barb was also preceded in death by her brother Bob Goldsmith.

Barb was a Girl Scout as a child and as an adult, helped troops for 20+ years. She was a member of the Ohio Order of Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, Kings Daughters, Rebekah’s, and was active in many church activities throughout her life as a wife of a veteran and minister. She was a member Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church. Barb also enjoyed playing bridge and was active at the Logan County Friendly Senior Center.

Barb is survived by her daughters, Teri (Doug) Roberts of Hilliard, Tami (Rick) Allison of Killbuck, Robyn (Bill) Gruber of New Carlisle, and Kari (Matt) Halko of Brunswick Hills; ten grandchildren: Brian Roberts, Brad Roberts, Ben Allison, Abbie Allison, Bethany (Joe) Latham, Billy Gruber, Kellie Gruber, Jerrod Gruber, Ryan Halko, and Adam Halko; two great-grandchildren: Mason Parrett and Marick Latham; a brother-in-law Bart (Jami) Powell of Albany, Indiana and a niece Hannah Powell.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11am at the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH, with Pastor Ben Shaeffer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH 43311 or to Logan County Friendly Senior Center, 934 S. Main St. Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

The Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center assisted the family with arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com. … heaven bound!

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