Deborah Dials

August 25, 1951 ‒ January 13, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Deborah Dials, age 64, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in Ohio State University Hospital surrounded by family.

She was born August 25, 1951 to parents E. William & Alice (Reece) Barlow and graduated from Madison High School. On October 10, 1980 she married Howard A. Dials.

She was an avid reader and a dog lover. Deb enjoyed spending time up at the lake and was a member of the Zeller’s Beach Club. She and Howard spent many weekends and most of the summer at their lake house and she loved spending time on the water, visiting lighthouses, and enjoyed it even more when shared with friends and family. Above all, Deb cherished spending time with her grandchildren. Her friends and family will miss her witty sense of humor.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Howard Dials of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law Pete & Melissa Dials of Medina; two step-sons Jason & Michelle Dials of Lexington, and Ryan & Joy Dials of Mansfield; five grandchildren Malia, Alexis, Jack, Trevor, and Megan Dials; and a brother Reece Barlow of Shelby.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life for Deb will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Ave in Mansfield) during which Celebrant Dave Roberts will facilitate an informal sharing time.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to the Zeller’s Beach Flower Fund and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Deb’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at

  • You will be missed, Deb. Howard, may you and your family find comfort in the love and memories you shared.

  • Deb, when Melissa and Pete married, we felt that you and Howard became our family too. Since then, we’ve enjoyed so much sharing holidays and family time together. Those times will never be the same without you though you will be present always in our hearts. Deepest condolences to Howard and family.

  • My prayers thoughts go out to you Howard and your family. Deb was a wonderful and loving lady. And so much fun to be with. She will be missed always. Peace

  • OMG. So shocking. I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember when we first met we shared so many memories with the whole family. May you be at peace and know how much you are loved and will be missed. May God Bless . Love , Marge

  • We are sorry for your loss. We hope happy memories will sustain you during this difficult time. Larry&Anne

  • Howard and boys. So very sorry to hear about Debbie. She and I have not talked for such a long time. I will try to come to calling hours if one of the boys came drive me.
    You all are in my prayers.
    Ann and boys

  • Howard, Johnny and I send our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers. Deb, I will miss your easy laugh and sense of humor. We shared so many laughs and memories at Zellers Beach. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  • We are so saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always. God bless,Lynn and Jerry

  • Howard and Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. I will always remember hearing her memorable chuckle for the first time at Zeller’s Beach. May fond memories sustain you.

  • Howie, our sincere condolences to you and the family. She was taken too soon. We will miss her so much! Dear Deb, rest in peace our friend. Sincere!y, Tim and Pauline

  • We were so sorry to hear about Deb. Our thoughts and prayers are with Howie and family. With sincere sympathy.
    Billy and Colleen

  • Howard, very sorry for your and your family’s loss! She was a beautiful lady! Prayers to all of you!!! (I believe we went to Roseland School together.)