Barbara A. Farina
May 31, 1932 ‒ October 03, 2016
Barb was the family matriarch and always said that she was very blessed with a big beautiful family. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Barbara A. Farina, 84 passed away Monday evening, October 3, 2016 unexpectedly in her Galion home.
She was born May 31, 1932 in Galion and was the daughter of Glenard and Mildred (Deisch) Walnum. On August 25, 1951 she married Angelo A. Farina and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage until his passing on November 5, 2008.
Barb is survived by children Cheryl (David) Pridgen of Raleigh, NC, Laura Smith of Galion, Steven (Teri) Farina of Westerville and Mark (Debra) Farina of Galion; grandchildren Lisa (Rob) Safrit, Ben (Debbie) Farina, Keeley (Adam) Lorenz, Brandi (Ryan) Gilliland, Brent Farina, Dane (Sara) Farina, Megan (Doug) Black, Jessica (Chris) Hill, Maria (Ryan) Francisco, Stefan (Dangie) Farina, Ryan (Megan) Farina and Taylor (Amanda) Smith; great-grandchildren Bryce Safrit, Brant Safrit, Gavin Lorenz, Mason Lorenz, Piper Farina, Wyatt Farina, Hudson Lorenz, Fitch Farina, Claire Black, Owen Black, Caleb Francisco, Evelyn Hill, Grey Gilliand, Eleanor Hill and Kyrian Farina; brother Loren (Janet) Walnum of Crestline; step-brother Malcolm (Rita) Cooper of Gray Tennessee and sister-in-law Virginia Smiley of Galion.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by son-in-law Don Smith; great granddaughter April Farina; two brothers David Walnum and Gene Smiley and sister Dolly Heinberger.
Barb graduated from Galion High School in 1946. She currently worked as a designer at Flower Cart Florist and had been there for over 40 years. Barb has been a member for over 55 years of Club, a group of ladies in the area that got together at first to play cards and ended up sharing friendships and supporting each other. Barb was an avid reader and enjoyed painting many Christmas Santas. Her family and friends will always remember her traditional Sunday pasta dinners.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty St. Galion with Father Paul Fahrbach as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to A Special Wish Foundation Galion Chapter in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Barb Farina, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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