Barbara A. Doran

July 29, 1942 ‒ April 01, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Barbara A. Doran, age 75, of Fredericktown passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Morrow Manor Nursing Home in Chesterville.

She was born on July 29, 1942 in Greenup, Kentucky to the late Raymond and Hazel (Phipps) Burchett. Barbara was employed and retired from Central Florida College as the Director of Admissions after many years of service.

She is survived by her daughter Beth Foltz; her son Matthew (Tina) Doran; seven grandchildren, Tyler (Kelli) Doran, Kacia (Austin) Grossman, Alexis (Coby) Smith, Elizabeth Doran, Colton (Destiny) Foltz, Alexandra Doran, Matthew Doran Jr; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters Billie House and Cheri (Charlie) Osborne; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her son Mark Doran.

A celebration of life for Barbara will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Heritage Barn (6639 State Route 95, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338) from 2-5PM with a  time of remembrance and sharing begninning at 4PM.  Please join the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Morrow Manor, P.O. Box 44, Chesterville, Ohio 43317.

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  • Beth and rest of family. Thank you for allowing us to help with providing care for your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, We had a pleasure to meet Barbara she was a good neighbor to my mom. She will be greatly missed.

  • My heart and my prayers goes out to everyone who knew and loved this sweet lady, rest on high Barbara until we all see you again

  • Beth and Matt, My heart breaks for you in the loss of your Mom . She was one of the funniest and give it to you straight people I’ve ever met. I remember her teaching us the correct way to peel a potato on the back porch of the apartment. Lol and so remember her telling Beth and I a few things about dating. I loved her. May you find comfort in your faith through this difficult time. 🙏

    Barb and Dave McMichael

  • Barbara was never at a loss with her energy and positive outlook. She always had a good word and a smile for everyone—she saw the best in people. Over the years, she helped many, many students realize their career goals. Countless successful professionals have Barbara to thank for their start. Prayers to her family.

    • Thank you for your kind words and description of our mom in her role there. We appreciate your prayers and kindness!

  • Beth, how many times did your mom watch us get ready for a night on the town……then would let us sleep in the next morning!! So sweet, I have fond memories. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories. Love you.

  • I am honored and blessed to have known Barbara. She was truly a blessing in everyone’s life and she will be missed.

    • Thank you Justin for your note and thoughts on our mom. We are blessed by how she blessed so many.

  • Was so blessed to have known Barbara this past year. We met at chemo and I was so empressed with her fighting spirit and trust in God , even when all odds were against her. She was so very special to me and others. Always a blessing to those around her. Very sorry for her family , she loved you all so much. Gods blessings to you all during this very difficult time.

    • Thank you Penny…she had told me about you and was touched by your quick friendship and sharing the same journey. Keep fighting the good fight!

  • Our thoughts and prayers for comfort are with all Barbara’s family at this time. She brought much love, laughter and kindness to all who knew her. George And Yvonne Arrington

    • Thanks Yvonne…for taking the time to leave a note and for your thoughts and prayers. Lord of memories for you all.

  • Rest in Peace our dear Friend Barbara, our neighbor in Sarasota Florida, always a bright spot in the day, loving, caring and a wonderful friend, God bless your loving family…..

    Deedie and Tim Dowling, Sarasota, Florida

  • As I was being laid off from one job at our place of business, Barb offered me another job so that I could continue to work in a place that I loved. Because she helped me, I have tried to do the same where I still work, now in my 21st year. I am just one of the many that Barb helped over the years, selflessly, generously and lovingly.

    • John
      Thank you so much for sharing how mom impacted you and how you pay forward. We have been honored as her children to see how she touched so many

  • Barb was a kind person and a good friend. Never met a harder worker or someone who cared so much for her students. She hired me over 20 years ago and gave me a chance when I was a young man. I will be forever grateful to Barb and I will miss her deeply. I’m happy knowing she loved God and is in a better place now. To her family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Brad…thank you and for leaving a note on how mom impacted your life. These notes and tributes would truly bless mom!

  • To all of Barb’s family. I never knew Barb personally I only met her at our church one night, I know if she was anything like her sisters Billie and Cheri she had to be the sweetest person that walked on this earth. My heart, prayers and love goes out to the family. RIP

  • Barbara,

    Thank you for all you have done for me and for so many other people, as I am hearing more and more stories about all the lives you have touched both professionally and personally. Rest in peace dear lady. You will be missed!

    • Thank you Chris…and for sharing your words on mom. We too are seeing the many lives she touched!

  • To the Doran Family:
    I met Barbara Doran in 2006 after taking over the Campus President position at Central Florida College. Barbara was the Director of Admissions. While I could talk about all of the lives she helped change in her time at the campus, I’d rather focus on her role as my friend. You see, we were an odd match. Barbara was direct and always let you know exactly where you stood. I am probably better known for my patience and calm demeanor. Regardless, we clicked immediately. What we shared was the high standard we put on ourselves and those around us. It allowed us to do some wonderful things. Even after I transferred to a different campus, we stayed in touch. She was someone I could place my complete trust in and she never let me down. I remember having conversations about whether she should move back up to Ohio. As time went on, she talked more and more about her kids and those lovely “grands.” After making the move, she was happier and seemed to have a renewed enjoyment for life. We kept in touch after this but I didn’t get to see her in person. However, we always expressed what we meant to each other. Other than family members, I don’t say “I love you” to pretty much anyone. Barbara was the exception. When we would end a call, she would say “I love you, sweetie” and I’d let her know I loved her as well. I’m grateful and blessed to have had her in my life. As I write this with tears running down my cheeks, I also celebrate the “grit” with which she lived. I offer my deepest thanks to the Doran family for sharing her with the rest of us! God bless all of you!!!

    Wyman Dickey

  • Beth, Matt & families,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom had such a great spirit, zest for life, and love for her family. We really enjoyed her company–she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Thinking of you all today during Barbara’s celebration of life service. XO