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Barbara A. Garrett, 88

Posted on October 5, 2015

Barbara A. Garrett, 88 a longtime resident of Liberty Center, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.
Barb was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Nottingham Township, Wells County, to Boyd and Josephine (Meyers) Baker. She was a 1945 graduate of Lancaster Central High School. She grew up in Southern Wells County and resided in the Liberty Center area for her married life. She worked as a hairdresser for over 35 years. She was a member of the Liberty Center Baptist Church and was an avid golfer.
On May 8, 1945 in Liberty Center, Barb and Mount E. “Mike” Garrett were married. They shared 58 years together before he preceded her in death Feb. 21, 2003.
Barb is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Keith) Paxson of Poneto; along with two granddaughters, Dawn (Shane) Sowders of Harrison, Ohio, and Alyssa (Chad) Roush of Marion; and three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
She is preceded in death by a son, Kim Garrett; a grandson, Todd Paxson; a sister, Betty Stinson; and a brother, Bob Baker.
A service to celebrate Barb’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Liberty Center Baptist Church. Pastor Aaron Westfall will officiate. Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made in Barb’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s or to the Liberty Center Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can share memories and online condolences with the family at

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