Barbara J. Miley

July 01, 1932 ‒ October 25, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Barbara J. Miley, 83 of Galion passed away Sunday evening at Millcreek Nursing in Galion.

She was born July 1, 1932 in Mt. Gilead and was the daughter of Edwin Swartz and Marjorie (Shambaugh) Swartz-Warner.

Barb is survived by her husband of 65 years, Gerald L. Miley who she married on September 7, 1950.

In addition to her husband she is survived by children Cheryl Lynn (Jeffrey) Ruhl of Delaware, Gary Lee Miley, Craig Alan (Marilyn) Miley and Cory Scott (Amy) Miley all of Galion; 7 grandchildren Natalie, Lindsay, Travis, Trent, Nicole, Ashley and Katelyn; 7 great-grandchildren Madeline, Weston, Taylor, Saje, Tanner, Tessa and Brayden; sister and brother-in-law Sandra Jane (Don) McClarren of Nashua, New Hampshire; step-sisters Linda (John) Leiterman of Illinois and Ellie (Jim) Heiser of Galion and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two step-brothers Richard (Florence) Warner and Dean Warner.

Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Iberia High School and worked as an executive secretary at the former North Electric, ITT and Centel. She had a strong desire to volunteer to help the Iberia High School Alumni Association where she held many positions, the Iberia Tots and Toddlers, OCCL Mothers Club since 1956 holding offices of president, vice-president, secretary, historian, corresponding secretary, Ways and Means, Scholarship committees and OCCL state corresponding secretary for two years. Barb was currently the fiscal officer for North Bloomfield Township and held that position for the past 24 years. She was a life member of Peace United Church of Christ where she had served as treasurer for many years and helped with the dining hall at the Morrow County Fair for 63 years. Barb enjoyed helping her son and daughter-in-law by being their auction clerk for Miley Realty. She was a member of the Republican Central Committee in Morrow County. She was an avid collector of Cats Meows and Vera Bradley. But most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 30 with Larry Cawley officiating. Burial will be in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Iberia Tots and Toddlers Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Barbara Miley, and condolences may be made to them at

  • To the family, so sorry to hear about the death of Barb.I haven’t known her long but she was a very nice person and a fun person to play cards with.Know that we are all praying for your family and we will miss her on our card nights.

  • Craig Miley & Family,
    You will be in our hearts and prayers.
    God Bless You,
    Russell & Margie Gelvin

  • To Barbs family if words of caring and concern could heal your loss in some way,
    Please know they are being sent to you and yours today.

    With Deepest Sympathy

    Don and Phyllis
    Keith Trudy and Katie
    Marc Krista and Colin
    Doug Lisa Tyler Morgan and Megan

  • Craig Miley and family,

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Barb at many auctions. She will be missed.

  • Gary, Craig and the Miley Family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Barbara. She left a fantastic legacy. Her memory will live on in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.


  • Craig & Family: Was very sorry to read of your mothers passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • TO the Miley and McClarren families,
    We extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of a beautiful spirit, Barb Miley. She will be sorely missed but remembered with great respect and admiration.
    Ron and Sharon Redick

  • May her memory be eternal.
    With deepest sympathy and love,
    Victoria, Tom, Evan and Max Bordner

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  • Craig Marilyn and Family,
    My condolences on the passing of your Mother. It is never easy just keep in mind that she is Home safe now and can never hurt again. My thoughts Love and Prayers are with you all in your time of need. Love Barbara Ann Young Kendall Young

  • The Mikey Family,

    We are so sorty for your loss. I had met your mom at your auctions and she was very friendly and always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • To the Miley family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest condolences.
    Meggan Murphy and family

  • Miley Family,
    Prayers for all of you, so sorry for your loss. Barb will be missed by everyone.
    Ed and Carol Sickmiller

  • To the Miley Family,
    Please accept our sympathy and prayers for the loss of Barb. What a remarkable woman…she loved her family dearly.
    With deepest condolences,
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Sorry to read of your loss . . . our condolences to Miley families. You are in our thoughts & prayers

    Steve & Carol Miley, Naples Fl

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May you feel His peace and comfort surround you.

  • Sending thoughts from OCCL- having just been at the State Convention in Bellville. What a beautiful DVD and tribute to a wonderful lady. I am proud to follow in her footsteps,
    Karen Fogel
    OCCL State Secretary

  • In remembrance of Barb Miley – friend, co-member, mentor and life-time OCCL sister ~ with a sorrowful heart on the loss of Barb – all of her contributions, gifts and talents with the Iberia Tots to Toddlers and OCCL family will be forever treasured. ~ our love, thoughts & prayers are with you and your families always & forever.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and I know you’ll miss her terribly.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • We are sorrowed in hearing of your mother’s death.
    It’s difficult to understand the loss when its someone so close and loved so much.
    Please know you all have our sympathy and will be lifted up in prayer during this period of time.
    Much love,Todd & Marilyn Wert & Luella LaRue

  • Please accept our sympathy at this time for your loss. We just heard of Barbs passing. You are iN our thoughts anD prayers.