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Barbara Elizabeth Forbes

December 6, 1936 May 12, 2019
Barbara Elizabeth Forbes
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Obituary for Barbara Elizabeth Forbes

Barbara E. Forbes, age 82, of Pemberville, OH, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Otterbein Senior Living, Pemberville. She was born on December 6, 1936 in Chicago, IL, to biological parents Harry and Estella (Redlinger) Smith, and was later adopted by Clifford and Elizabeth Forbes. She would later come to call Pennsylvania her home. She graduated with honors from South Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA. She would receive a Scholarship in the Music Fine Arts to Carnegie Mellon University and also attend the University of Pittsburgh (School of Business Administration) during the evenings. While Barb lived most of her life in PA, she moved to Otterbein in Pemberville, OH in 1998. She had worked as a Legal Administrative Assistant in PA for a number of years before her retirement. Her passion had always been music and she was the choir director and organist at the Palmyra Church of the Brethren in PA. She continued her love of music when she came to Ohio, first at St. John’s U.C.C. in Genoa and then at the First United Presbyterian Church in Pemberville. In addition, she was a member of the American Guild of Organists, Toledo Chapter. Barb had a wonderful zest for life and always had a smile to share.

Barb is survived by her cousin: Richard (Lorraine) Beck of NJ, and a host of friends and admirers. She was preceded in death by her adoptive and biological parents, and special friend, Scott Muir.

Friends will be received 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Otterbein Senior Living Enrichment Center, 20311 Pemberville Rd, Pemberville with a memorial service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Miller. Barb will be laid to rest in Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the: Otterbein (Benevolent Care Fund), First United Presbyterian Church of Pemberville or the Mauer Family Cancer Care Center. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

20

May

1:30 PM 5/20/2019 1:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 5/20/2019 3:30:00 PM
Otterbein Senior Living

20311 Pemberville Road
Pemberville , OH 43450

Enrichment Center

Otterbein Senior Living
20311 Pemberville Road Pemberville 43450 OH
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

20

May

3:30 PM 5/20/2019 3:30:00 PM
Otterbein Senior Living

20311 Pemberville Road
Pemberville , OH 43450

Enrichment Center

Otterbein Senior Living
20311 Pemberville Road Pemberville 43450 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Troy Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

525 Krotzer Ave
Luckey, OH 43443

525 Krotzer Ave Luckey 43443 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Community

(Benevolent Care Fund)

First United Presbyterian Church of Pemberville

106 Perry Street
Pemberville, OH 43450

Mauer Cancer Care Center

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