Karen M. Barber

August 20, 1955 ‒ August 17, 2014

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Karen M. Barber, 58, of Mt. Gilead died Sunday at Galion Community Hospital.

Born in Galion, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Marcella (Koschnick) Dewalt. She married Charles “Chuck” Barber on July 28, 1984 and he survives.

Karen was a graduate of Galion High School in 1973 and a graduate of the Mansfield General School of Nursing. She worked as the Director of Nursing for the former Rosewood Manor Nursing Center in Galion retiring after 18 years.

In addition to her spouse she is also survived by sisters, Shirley (Russell) Fitz of Galion and Theresa (Ted) Nutter of Hebron and a brother, Terrance Dewalt of Lakewood; nieces, Cindy (Kyle) Clouner of Marion, Missy (Danny) Witter of Hilliard and Jenny (Owen) Miller of Columbus.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014, with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Karen Barber, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I was so sorry to see that Karen had passed away. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa Dye

  • We are so sorry about Karen’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Loyd and Dreama Caudill

  • My heart was heavy this morning when learning Karen had passed away. She was my nursing supervisor at Rosewood Manor. A very dedicated person and one who has left such a great impression on those who knew and worked with her. When she retired from Rosewood there was a tree planted and an engraved stone placed under it in her honor. It bears her name and the statement, “Her roots run deep here.” Rest in peace, Karen. You will be missed.

    Sue Castle

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Karen’s passing. She was an extraordinary person. Karen fought a fight most people could not endure. Her compassion for others during her nursing career was outstanding. Karen was a blessing to every person she cared for. Karen was not only my Director of Nursing, but she was my friend. It was a privilege to have known her. Karen, you were loved and will be greatly missed.

  • I am deeply saddened by Karen’s passing. She fought a fight that most could not endure. Her compassion for others was outstanding. Karen was not only my Director of Nursing, but she was my friend. Karen was a blessing to all she cared for. It was a privilege to have known her. Karen, you were loved and you will be greatly missed.

  • Shirley and family… I am so sorry for your loss of Karen. She and I worked together on peds at MGH. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. Please be assured that all loved ones have the opportunity to be in our heavenly fathers memory for a resurrection. The day will come when the memorial tombs will open and the dead will arise.

  • To the Barber Family,
    We were so sad to read about Karen passing. Shirley and all family members…please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    Ron and Linda Nelson