Barbara J. Klosterman
Barbara J. Klosterman
CELINA, Ohio — Barbara J. Klosterman, 71, of Celina, died at 1:04 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at St Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.

She was born July 27, 1945, in Lima, to Denver and Martha (Sawmiller) Freewalt.

On Dec. 14, 1963, in St. Marys, Ohio, she married Thomas H. Klosterman, who survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly (Richard) Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio, and Kandy (fiancee’ Debbie Kessler) Klosterman of Westerville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Nathan Williams, Kelsey Williams and Emily DiAlbert; one great-granddaughter, Brynna Williams, and sisters Debora (John) Smith and Sheryl (Bill) Roberts, both of Mendon, Ohio, and Dee Smith of Delphos, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Denver and Martha Freewalt, a sister, Marty Freewalt and an infant sister, Lisa Freewalt.

She worked at Ohio Decorative Products in Spencerville, Ohio, for several years, prior to starting her own cleaning business.

Barb devoted her entire life to her family, making sure they knew beyond a shadow that they were loved. She was steadfast; she weathered the storms of life and never gave up. She served as matriarch with grace and patience; she left her footprint on every occasion and will be sorely missed.

Rites are scheduled to begin 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys. Pastor Dan Holbrook will officiate the services. Burial will follow at the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon.

Visitation is 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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