Barbara L. Dinsmore

February 14, 1952 ‒ March 29, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Barbara L. Dinsmore, age 68, of Mount Vernon passed away at her home on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
She was born on February 14, 1953 in Knox County to the late Fayne and Dorothy (Potes) Dinsmore. Barbara was known for her years of work at the Pizza Villa and later retired from Kenyon College. She, and her late husband Robert Byers,enjoyed camping and taking trips on their motorcycle. But most of all, they loved the time they spent with their family and canine companions.
Barbara is survived by her sister Pam Dinsmore; two brothers, Joe Dinsmore, David (Lisa) Dinsmore; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Robert Byers.
In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 beginning at 1PM in Amity Cemetery with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Knox County Humane Society.
To send the family a condolence online visit:
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Barbara L. Dinsmore.


Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for Barbara:
Place an order by visiting

  • Pam, Joe, Dave and family. I was so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I have some fond memories of her when we were growing up in the same neighborhood. My sincere sympathy to you all. Cherish the memories.

  • Pam, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Margaret Hunter

  • Joe, Pam, Dave and family, I’m so very sorry. Bobbie will be missed. She was a great, kind person. Her memory will always be with me. God bless all of her family.

  • Pam, Joe and David,
    So Sorry to hear about Bobbie. Lifting you up in Prayer that God give you the strength to get through this troubling time. Roy is taking it pretty rough, Im Praying God gives him the strength to make it to the Service. If we can’t make it Please know our thoughts and prayers 🙏
    Will be with you all!!
    Love Roy and Shelly

  • Pam, I am so sorry for you and your family with the loss of Barb. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God comfort you as only He can!

  • Our thoughts and prayers to the Dinsmore family, we are so sorry to hear this news.
    Casey and Mary (Durst) Jones and Family

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🙏🙏

  • I am so sorry to hear about Barb Joe, Dave, & Pam. I remember your entire family so well and always called the Dinsmore family friends. She will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I will never let your memory leave, you taught me so many things ❤️ I’m so thankful for all the amazing fun times you gave me as a small child as a teen a young mother ❤️ thank you for all the love you gave me growing up ❤️ I have all the memories in my heart ❤️praying for comfort for your sister and brothers you all were so very close ❤️

    Love you always Laurie Ann❤️

  • So sorry for your loss. God needed another caring Angel. She is at peace. Her and Bob riding the streets of gold in heaven. She will be missed by many. And she will be forever in our hearts. Love you all. Dan Geiger and Deanna Huggins . stay healthy

  • Laurie, Joe, Pam, and family,

    I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I have heard so many wonderful stories about “Aunt Bobbie”. Her spirit will live on through all of you. God Bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • To the Dinsmore family…. we are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his comforting arms around you at this difficult time. We send you all our thoughts and prayers.
    Vickie & Denny

  • Joe and Pam,
    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Know that the memories of having her with you will outweigh the sorrow.
    God is with you through this time and the future.

  • Bobbi gained her wing. I have many memories of good times when we were younger
    A special lady ❤️

  • Bobbie’s memories will keep her alive forever. I knew her in the early 70s. A bunch of us hung out, Kevin, Harley, Mark and more. Always a great time we had. Praying for your comfort as you grieve.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Bobbi was a great friend when I started working with her a Pizza Villa. Bobbi had a big heart. Love allways 💞

  • Thinking of you all at this difficult time and wishing you the healing power of many beautiful memories.
    Love Wendy

  • Dave and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Sending you prayers of strength to help you though this difficult time.

  • Dear Dave and Family and to the Potes Family, We are sending you all, our deepest sympathy for the loss of Barbara. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting her, we do know a lot of her family. May you draw strength from each other and from knowing that you have friends who care. We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Dick and Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Joe & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I am glad to have known Bobbie & all the good times we all had together. My thoughts are with you & your family.

  • David, Joe and Pam I am so sorry to hear of Bobbi’s passing. She was a dear friend that will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with you. Jon and Lori Moore