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Barbara Sue VanGilder

December 11, 1958 ~ October 6, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Barbara VanGilder Obituary

Barbara Sue VanGilder, 64, of Wellington, died Friday, October 6, 2023 at Mercy Allen Hospital with her family by her side. Born on December 11, 1958 in South Amherst, she was the daughter of the Homer and the late Shirley (nee Carrender) Morrow. Barbara grew up in South Amherst and graduated from South Amherst High School. She moved to the Oberlin-Wellington area in the early 80s.

Barbara had been an active member of Pittsfield Community Church and served as a girl scout leader when her family was younger. She enjoyed sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Barbara also loved to work on jigsaw and sudoku puzzles. She and her husband Randal enjoyed traveling, especially to Kentucky and West Virginia camping.

Survivors include her loving husband, Randal VanGilder; children, John (Darla) Loflin, of Arizona, Pamela (Michael) Kelsey, of Wellington, and Renee (Nicholas) Bolt, of Oberlin; grandchildren, Maxwell Kelsey, Courtney and Natalie Bolt, and Delilah and James Loflin; siblings, Janet Worcester, Allen (Pam) Morrow, Danny (Rachel) Morrow, and Annette (David) Gronsky. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother Shirley and siblings, Betty Lou Morrow and Thomas (Stella) Morrow.   

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