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Barbara Ann (Goldschmidt) Powell

January 4, 1938 ~ July 1, 2017 (age 79)

Barbara Ann Powell, age 79, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Saturday morning, July 1, 2017 at Campbell Place in Bellefontaine.

Barb was always the life of the party.  Having thrown her last celebration and checking off the last of her “to do” list, there was nothing left to do but go home.

Barb was born in Bellefontaine January 4, 1938, to the late Huston Lincoln “Dutch” and Donna Mae Hurley Goldschmidt.  She married Max E. Powell June 16, 1957 in Bellefontaine, and he preceded her in death January 8, 2008.  Barb was also preceded in death by her brother Bob Goldsmith.

Barb was a Girl Scout as a child and as an adult, helped troops for twenty plus years.  She was a member of the Ohio Order of Eastern Star, United Methodist Women, Kings Daughters, Rebekah’s, and was active in many church activities throughout her life as a wife of a veteran and minister.  She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine.  Barb also enjoyed playing bridge and was active at the Logan County Friendly Senior Center.

Barb is survived by her daughters, Teri (Doug) Roberts of Hilliard, Ohio, Tami (Rick) Allison of Killbuck, Ohio, Robyn (Bill) Gruber of New Carlisle, Ohio and Kari (Matt) Halko of Brunswick Hills, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Brian Roberts, Brad Roberts, Ben Allison, Abbie Allison, Bethany (Joe) Latham, Billy Gruber, Kellie Gruber, Jerrod Gruber, Ryan Halko, and Adam Halko; two great-grandchildren, Mason Parrett and Marick Latham; a brother-in-law, Bart (Jami) Powell of Albany, Indiana and a niece, Hannah Powell.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11 A.M. at the First United Methodist in Bellefontaine with Pastor Ben Shaeffer officiating.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine assisted the family with the arrangements.

Heaven bound!


Charitable donations may be made to:

First United Methodist Church
201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311

Logan County Friendly Senior Center
934 S. Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311



 Service Information

Celebration of Life
Thursday
July 20, 2017

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
201 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


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