Barbara Jean Frederick
February 23, 1927 ‒ February 13, 2016
MANSFIELD: Barb Frederick was the ultimate Prayer Warrior. Every day she dedicated an hour to praying, reading scripture and writing in her faith journals. Even with such a large family, she reminded her grandchildren that she prayed for them by name each day.
Barbara Jean Frederick peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, February 13, 2016 in Millcreek Nursing Home in Galion following a battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 88.
Barb was born February 23, 1927 to parents Louie V. & Rhea L. (Warne) Williams in Mansfield. One wintery day, she met a handsome young man named William Frederick during a snowball fight but that may have been one of the only fights they ever had. Bill served in the Navy during WWII and they married September 13, 1944 while he was on a two-week leave. The couple enjoyed 71 years of marriage until Bill passed away in October. They were reunited in heaven just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Barb worked at Therm-O-Disc for over 15 years until retiring in 1987. In spare time, she took pleasure in traveling, sewing, and drinking a good cup of black coffee. But above all, Barb cherished spending time with her family—especially playing dominoes with her grandchildren.
She was a member of First Alliance Church in Mansfield and in younger years was active with Sunday Morning Prayer Group and volunteered with AWANA and MOPS.
Barb is survived by five children (and spouses): Claudia & James Keller of Mansfield, Vicki & Bud Sahr of Winter Springs, FL, Brenda & Paul Hollinger of Mansfield, John & Paulette Frederick of Galion, and William H. Frederick, Jr. of Mansfield; 40 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Ramona Darr of Mansfield; and numerous extended family members.
In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Dale Williams, a sister Diana Burford, and a great-grandson Isaiah Frederick.
Friends may call 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring her life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday and friends may also call the hour before the service. Pastor Bruce Philippi will officiate and burial will follow in the veteran’s section of Mansfield Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory to ALS Northern Ohio Chapter (in honor of her daughter, Claudia) may be made at the funeral home.
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