Barbara Jean Frederick

February 23, 1927 ‒ February 13, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • Barb will be sorely missed. She always seemed to be happy and had a smile that would light up any room. Both her and uncle Herb were an inspiration to all. Though they were married for only 74 years, they will now spend eternity together.

    Extending our deepest condolences and sympathy to all the family.

  • Barb was such a loving and caring lady. I have never seen anyone as kind and giving! All my love to my dear cousins! I love you all so much! Herb and Barb will be missed so much!

  • Such a wonderful beautiful women, and Uncle Bill and Aunt Barb was always our favorites… We love them and all their children. They have a wonderful loving family that people can only hope for.. uncle Bill was waiting for her in heaven, now their together again..

  • Our hearts are sad for you at this time of loss, however we are rejoicing in the fact that your mom & dad are together once again in the arms of their savior Jesus Christ.

  • Beautiful loving couple that will truly be missed but never forgotten. May God wrap his arms around all of us and comfort us all.

  • Dear John & Paulette,

    Sorry for the loss of Barb. She sounds like a lovely woman…. You will always have her teachings and influence to enrich your lives…. What a precious gift. You are in my prayers and thoughts at this time….

    Love & Hugs, Helen Nicholas (nee Kneen), Canada

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. Now Herb & Barb will spend eternity together and they both will be sadly missed by many. Love & hugs to all of you!!!

  • To Paul and Brenda and family……Just want you to know we are thinking about your sadness of losing a family member. Our prayers and love is/and will be with you.
    May the Lord put His loving arms around each of you with His peace and comfort.

  • Our prayers go out to the families of Barb. Her and Bill were a real blessing to us during their time at Community Bible. It’s a blessing to know that she and Bill are now forever reunited.

  • She was a beautiful lady inside and out – and Bill was such a gentleman. Always appreciated their godly example of marriage in the brief time I knew them at Community Bible. Praying for God’s comfort upon the family.