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Barbara Baumgardner


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BAUMGARDNER, Barbara, 71, of Springfield, passed away February 18, 2021 in Forest Glen Health Campus. She was born July 20, 1949 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of Jack and Virginia (Picolo) Baumgardner. Barbara retired from Clark County JVS in 2001 after many years of dedicated service. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. When she couldn’t attend church she watched it on TV on Sunday mornings. Barbara enjoyed family events and loved watching her great nephews play sports, especially baseball. When not attending her great nephew’s baseball games, she loved to watch the Cincinnati Reds on TV. Barb was very attached to her “Little Man” Toby, her dog. He was always there for her. When Barb was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and moved into Forest Glen, she enjoyed showing off her great niece Emmie to the other residents and staff as a very proud Great Aunt. Survivors include two loving brothers, Michael (Mindy) Baumgardner and Jerry Baumgardner (Kim Leffew), both of Springfield; four dear nieces, Keli (Larry) Smith, Shannon Ohl, Molly (Sara) Mihaloew and Kelly (Sean) Geis; great nephews, John and Isaac Smith and great niece, Emmie Geis and many cousins, including Mike and Ed (Lori) Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and an Aunt, Polly Kennedy. The family would like to thank the staff at Forest Glen for their care of Barbara these past 2 years. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with her nephew Rev. Larry Smith presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery next to her parents.
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To the family of Barb Bumgardner, I'm so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I worked with her at Springfield-Clark JVS. She was a wonderful person with a kind heart. I remember her talking about Keli and Larry all of the time! Prayers for your family!

- Kimberly Cobb, Wednesday February 24th, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. My sincere condolences to her family. I worked with Barb at JVS for many years and have many fun memories.

- Jill Blair, Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Mike, I am so sorry to here about your sister's passing. I read her obituary and thought what a wonderful woman! She was devoted to her job, church and family . She was fortunate to have you as her brother. I am sure your devotion, attentiveness and care made her feel secure and loved. And most importantly , you were with her when she passed. I am thinking of you and your family. Love, Connie

- Connie Coburn, Sunday February 21st, 2021

Mike and Jerry, You were the best, most supportive little brothers to Barb, but in reality you are her big brothers in heart. Thank you for all you did for her. We love you!

- Ed and Lori Kennedy , Saturday February 20th, 2021

To Barb`s family, I am so sorry for your loss.

- Sharon McGinnis, Saturday February 20th, 2021

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