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Barbara Lee Beach


Barbara Lee Beach, 76 years young, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 after an all too short battle with cancer.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys and sister, Gina.

She was a devoted, loving partner to Donald for almost 53 years. She was the beloved mother to Eric (Lauri) Beach of Central City, Nebraska and Heather Beach of Grapevine, Texas and grandmother to Conni Shabram-Beach of Fairbanks, Alaska and Courtney (KC) Howard of Chappell, Nebraska and great-granddaughter, Charlee Opal. She is also survived by her sister, Janet (Joe) Miller; brother, Mark (Lin) Tracy; brother-in-law, Andy Tichava and many nephews and nieces.

Born in New England, she had a love of clams and lobster. She took delight whenever someone commented on the accent she retained. Barbara served for 34 years as the Fiscal Officer for Granger Township, earning the respect of the trustees and community and receiving many accolades for her work. She and Don had lived in Granger for 44 years raising their children and later providing a welcoming home for her children and grandchildren to visit. She spent many years dedicated to directing the church youth choir. She was an avid reader and instilled the love of books to both her children. Some of her favorite things included piano music, angels, African violets, knitting baby sweaters, lunch with the girls and keeping in touch with her sisters and dear friends. For the last 15 years Barb and Don were associates of the NE Ohio Chapter of the WWII Submarine Veterans, organizing events and publishing the chapters' newsletter.

A visitation will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2 to 5 P.M. at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. A service will take place at 10:30 A.M., Monday, June 11, 2018 in the funeral home followed by a fellowship. For those that wish to join the family, a procession will leave at 12 Noon for a 12:45 P.M. Committal Service at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to a charity of your choice.

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