Barbara J. Strauch Thompson

August 31, 1942 ‒ June 07, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Barbara Jean (Strauch) Thompson, 76, of Galion passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Galion Community Hospital.

Born August 31, 1942 in Galion, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Shultz) Strauch.  She married Harry L. Thompson on April 25, 2009 and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1961. Barbara was a member of First United Church of Christ in Galion where she has also sang in the choir.  She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star in Upper Sandusky. She previously worked as director of Watkins Products and lastly worked at Schneider’s Bakery in Mansfield and Ontario Events Center in Ontario.

She is survived by three stepchildren, Mike (Juanita) Thompson of Galion, Pam (Rob) Eullett of Mansfield and John Thompson of Mansfield; six step grandchildren, Adam, Mathew, Cory, Megan, Brandon and Steven; step great grandchildren, Thomas; sister, Patricia Fruth of Iberia; nieces, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Stoll of Ashtabula and Josephine (Robert) Gosney of Omaha, Nebraska; nephew, Joseph (Maria Luz) Fruth of Cincinnati and great nephews, Joshua, Josiah, Marshall and Mitchell.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday, June 14, 2019 at First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way West, Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, June 14, 2019 at First United Church of Christ with Rev. Darrin Harvey officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

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


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  • To Barb’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to your family. I use to live by her such a sweet lady.

  • So sorry to hear about her death. She came to our house when I was young to sell my Mother Watkins. Such a nice lady. May she rest in peace.

  • We are so sorry about Barbara’s death and so especially sorry that we will not be able to attend her services. Barbara was an amazing person. Always smiling. Always so kind. Always wanting to help others. When we visited her in the hospital, she was so appreciative. We know that she is at home with Jesus and that she is rejoicing. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  • So sad to read this news. I was a member of the Naomi OE chapter with Barb many years ago. God Bless Barb and her family in this difficult time.

  • Barb will be greatly missed on Crew Ave.
    She was such a kind neighbor, always with a smile. Stopping by for a short visit often with ” candy booklets ” sharing with everyone God’s love. She so enjoyed our children (and their children too) and even took the time to send our son letters when he was in the Navy. She was a VERY special person and I’m honored to have known her.
    Rest in Peace, Barb.♡

  • Will not be able to attend her funeral but will remember Barb and her kindness selling Watkins. She was truly a good friend with a huge smile. May she rest in peace.

  • I will surely miss Barbara she was such a friend to me and my late husband (Bob Ketter). Thinking also of the family at this special time.

  • I worked with Barb at Lowes and she became a dear friend. What a special lady!! Will miss running into at Meijer. I admired her faith in the Lord… Rest in Peace and I am sure God will be the lucky on to enjoy your beautiful smile.