Barbara Jane Carter

April 21, 1934 ‒ March 19, 2019

Granville, Ohio
Formerly of Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Barbara J. (Cutler) Carter, age 84, born in Powell, OH and formerly of Reynoldsburg and Pickerington, OH, died peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter on March 19, 2019.

Preceded in death by father, Curtis D. Cutler, Sr., mother, Pearl L. (Looney) Cutler, beloved husband, Lewis Paul Carter, Jr., and grandchildren Donna Kilpatrick, and Kerrie Kraft Cahall.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Micky Carter, her daughter and son-in-law, Paula Carter-Jones and Watson Jones; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Surviving brother and sisters include Elsie (Cutler) Ross, her twin Donna (Cutler) McLane and James McLane, Alice (Cutler) Graham, Curtis Cutler Jr. and Joy Rockwell; many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was salutatorian of her high school class of 1952 at Orange High School in Delaware, OH and was a football and basketball cheerleader. She continued her love of sports throughout her life, especially devoted to the OSU Buckeyes.

Her career was mainly in politics where she served as secretary to Governor Michael V. DiSalle, and later to Major Richard Sensenbrenner. Barbara also served as Franklin County Clerk during the Cooper/Dorrian administration.

Barbara was devoted to Christ and was a 58 year member of the Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Rest in peace, Bobbi.

We love you so very much. No one can ever take your place, but your kind, generous, and loving spirit lives on in your offspring.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating her life will follow at 4:00 pm with Pastor Robert Mathias officiating. Graveside services will then be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery.

To share a fond memory of Barbara or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • What a sad week for all of us…………but what a joyful celebration in heaven must be going on right now……..Back with her beloved husband, her mom and dad and all her siblings gone before. Bobbie is someone I will never forget. Always happy and smiling and full of love for everyone. I will be forever grateful for her loving acceptance of me when we first met. She is one of a kind. Sending prayers for peace to all the family. God is good……he will take it from here until we see her again.

    With much love,

    Joy Rockwell

  • O My sweet Sister Bobbie, what a wonderful meaningful life you did live. You did balance it all. Wife, mother , career, friend, and some one that was always helping others. I have so many wonderful memory’s of our time spent together. I was so lucky to have had seven sisters guide me through my growing and maturing years. All of us eleven depended on the older ones to help mom and dad guide and watch over us.You certainly did your part. You were a twin sister of Donna, ( Tiny) to most of us, but twins can be so different. You seemed to get more Orneriness than Tiny, and a bit more than the rest of us. When I do your eulogy I will share a couple. As a woman of faith we are assured that you will have that eternal life with our loved ones that we all pursue. Bobbie thank you for being my loving sister. Mike and Paula, this has been a difficult two weeks, condolences to you and your family.

  • She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, she was such a sweet lady! At least she is with Paul again. Prayers and hugs to the family!

  • My dear nana bear,
    Since I remember living in the States with my parents (my dad-your grandchild) I surly miss every single moment we had together. I remember when I was a little girl I joined your company so much and my heart is so filled with love for you and papa bear. I’m very proud that we share the same blood. I gave you nana bear and papa bear these names which everyone else carried on because you two are just the sweetest people on earth. I will never forget your jokes nana bear you was just the hilarious person on planet earth. Remember every time I stared my Sentence with guess what? And nana always said he’s my brother .. that is kinda a family joke I surly remember and she cracked up by saying it .. oh nana and papa I just love and miss you so much … can’t wait to see you in heaven
    Alina

  • My Dear Aunt Bobbie,
    We were the family that lived in California, but I will always remember the wonderful times we got to spend together. Uncle Paul and Aunt Bobbie were always so special to me and my husband Michael.
    Its only right that they are together now. They were quit a pair and we will miss they very much.
    Love From your Texas family

  • Mike, Paula and family, We were all so blessed having your mother as part of our large family. She was a worker from the time of her early teens always helping our mother in the house while Mom was doing the farm chores. Always ambitious trying to keep a tidy house with five children still at home was not an easy task. She had such a fun and loving personality that more than made up for her onerous tricks. Thanks for taking such good care of both your parents these last several months. So glad they’re reunited with all their loved ones who have gone before. Boy will we miss her .

  • To Bobbie’s family our thoughts are with you. I know she has a special place in heaven for all the good things she did in her life. I will always be greatful for the help she gave me with my aunt and her husband. You will be missed. Kris and Bob Cziraki.

  • Mom, I am so blessed to have you for 67 years.
    You taught us how to love people right where they are. You were always supportive of every thing we did.
    There were never any strangers in our house. Thanks for praying for me for over 30 years to come back to Jesus. I never really left. I always loved Him. Man that was a lot of praying for sure. I thought it was ok to live my life without Him. Boy was I wrong. Sin is on the path of death. It was the most important decision I ever made.

    I can’t imagine loosing you and Dad in such a short time without talking to Jesus everyday. He is my Rock. I will see you and Dad when He prepares my place in Heaven. It is promised by the creator of the universe.

    “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
    – John 5:24

    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
    – John 3:16

    It must have been an amazing journey. Much love my sweet mother. Thanks for giving me life and putting up with all my craziness. Which I got from you! I’m so glad we got to spend so much time together the last year. See you on the other side!

  • Mike and Paula, what a shock. I can’t believe they both have passed. I missed them both so much, and especially my precious Barney. It is not the same in here since so many of our close friends have moved or passed. I will never forget my time with them. They are not suffering anymore. They are rejoicing in Heaven being together. Neighbors are always asking about them. My heart is breaking since losing my dear friends. I will never forget our good times we shared. God Bless! We will meet again. I pray for the family that they will find peace.

  • Mike and Paula,
    What a shock to learn that Bobbi is gone, so soon after Paul. Guess they just couldn’t stand to be apart. Your momma was so special! I’m thankful that I knew them both as friends.

    What a celebration there must have been in heaven when Bobbi arrived!

    Love and prayers,
    Patty

  • So happy that I was able to meet with her once again, receiving such a gentle kiss on my cheek for singing at Sgt. Paul’s Funeral.

    So sad that it was the final meeting.

    Part of a generation we will sadly never see the likes of again.

    A True Love…

  • Mom, you were one of a kind. I was so blessed that you were mine. You taught me the importance of treating others as you would want to be treated; to be kind and generous of spirit; and the value of forgiveness. You were so bright and funny and loved life to the fullest. I will never get over missing you and I pray we will be reunited one day. Give dad a big hug for me and wrap my daughter in your loving arms and tell her how much I love and miss her. I love you, Mom. Thank you for everything you were and are. Your daughter. Paula

  • Bobbi was one in a million! She had great qualities! She had communication skills, administrative skills and everything she did was always done well! She was one of the kindest caring giving people you will ever find. Amidst all that she loved to do some ornery things and play tricks on people too! She was a great Mom and Wife and was so loved by her twin sister, my wife who is taking her loss very hard. Bobbi was very near and dear to my heart! She and Paul and Donna and I shared lots of time and experiences together over the past 67 years! Those memories are so precious to me and to Donna! She was a Christ follower and is happy in heaven now! We are not far behind!

  • Bobbi was one in a million! She had great qualities! She had communication skills, administrative skills and everything she did was always done well! She was one of the kindest caring giving people you will ever find. Amidst all that she loved to do some ornery things and play tricks on people too! She was a great Mom and Wife and was so loved by her twin sister, my wife who is taking her loss very hard. Bobbi was very near and dear to my heart! She and Paul and Donna and I shared lots of time and experiences together over the past 67 years! Those memories are so precious to me and to Donna! She was a Christ follower and is happy in heaven now! We are not far behind!

  • I will miss you so very Much Bobbi! You were my second Mom!
    I could write for hours all of the kind things
    you did for me and for others. I am still in shock and can’t
    believe you are gone. I know I will see you in Heaven!
    I am so glad you are no longer in pain. You had pain for
    way to long. You were such an amazing person and as
    so many others have said one of a very special kind!
    Love you so very much!
    Cindy

  • Aunt Bobbi had uncanny ability to reach people in a deep loving and positive way.
    Our Aunt Bobbi truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasure; chatting with
    friends and family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,and nieces and nephews. Our Aunts and Uncle on the Cutler family side,
    always spend time together( as one of many nieces and nephews they taught us important of family love and caring ,hopefully we will pass it on the next generation.
    Thanks Uncle Paul and Aunt Bobbi for the very special summer I spent babysitting Mike and Paula. I will always remember our special talks, the love and caring you Aunt Bobbi and Uncle Paul share with me that summer.
    Mike and Paula , where always will be a very special place in my heart for both of you because of that wonderful summer we had together.
    May God’s blessing always be with you Mike and Paula
    Love and Prayers
    Pat Cutler Cahill

  • Alice, Butch, Tiny, Jim and other family members:
    We are so sorry to hear of Bobbi’s passing. She will be missed by so many. We did not know her as well as we knew many of the family, but we remember her as being one of the fun- loving Cutler clan!
    With Sympathy,
    Ken and Julie Gunn