Barbara A. Havlin,

January 20, 1934 ‒ October 15, 2014

Brunswick, Ohio
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Barbara A. Havlin, 80, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in the emergency department at Brunswick Southwest General Hospital.

The daughter of Betty (Frits) Share, Barbara was born January 20, 1934 in Cincinnati.

Barbara’s focus was that of wife, mother and grandmother.  In 1974 Barbara moved from Cincinnati to Mansfield.  Selfless and giving, for many years she dedicated countless hours as a volunteer for organizations such as the Medina County SPCA, MADD and was a hostess for the Miss Ohio Pageant.  She was an avid bridge player.  She was also involved with Easter Seals and the American Cancer Society.  In 2014, she was recognized as volunteer of the year for the Medina County SPCA.

Barbara lived in Brunswick for the past 14 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Lisa Havlin of Burton and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Michael Brickner of Middleburg Heights; grandchildren Aaron Havlin, Lindsey and  husband Robert Giles, Keli Miller, Zane Havlin, Kathryn, Allison, Meghan, and Kristen Brickner; great grandchildren Lexi Giles and Gaige Miller; sister Betty Rupp of San Francisco, California.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Havlin and brother Joseph Share.

Graveside services will be Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm in Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Medina County SPCA (245 South Medina Street, Medina, Ohio 44256).

The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with services and online condolences to the family may be made by

  • So sorry to hear if the loss of Barb. She was such a wonderful lady that is an angel now. It was both an honor and privilege to know her. My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family at this difficult time.

  • Barb was such an amazing woman. She was so well loved by all of us at the spca. I am so grateful I got to know her the past 4 years. Every time I saw Barb I always shared a laugh with her. My deepest condolences to her family. And want to say she will never be forgotten. Always be in my heart and have so many precious memories with her. Heaven recieved a beautiful angel

  • Jeff and Jenny,

    Bob and I send our sympathy to you. We enjoyed knowing your Mother when your family lived in Mansfield. She was quite a remarkable lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bob and Joann Marshall

  • Barbara was a beautiful soul, I’ll always remember her at the desk of the spca holding a little dog and giving it her love. She was full of love and compassion. Heaven did gain a Angel, I will never forget her. My prayers and thoughts to her family.

    Marie Dean

  • Jenny & Mike
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. You have our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you.

  • Deepest sympathy to Jeff (Lisa) and Jennifer (Mike) and all the grandkids. Also my sympathy goes to Barb’s S-I-L Gay Guethlein.

    I know how much you will all miss Barb because I will miss her also. We were friends almost as long as you have known her. (Over 4o years).

    She was like a confidant and mentor. We talked several times a week. She always had kind words for everybody. She loved you all so much.

    She was so much fun. I was lucky enough to have played bridge with her into the wee hours of the night in Cincinnati after all the kids were in bed. We had so many good time and a lot of laughs. She was a good bridge player.

    She will be happy to be with Tom at last.

    She was telling me recently that she has had a good life.

    RIP Barb till we meet again. Love, Pat Weidinger

    P. S. Say hello to Brian for us. (:))