Barbara Flory, 69

Barbara K. Flory, 69 years, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at Covington Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her family at her side.  Barb was born October 9, 1945 in Defiance, the daughter of the late Lawrence “Bob” and Kathleen J. (Gray) Sunday.  She was a 1963 graduate of Paulding High School.  She married James W. Flory on February 13, 1976 in Independence, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2008.  Barb was a School Bus Driver for Central Local Schools for 23 ½ years, retiring in 2004.  She also worked as an Operator at United Telephone Company in Defiance, a sales clerk for the Sherwood Marathon and Keith Grimm Locker in Sherwood.  She served as the Church Secretary at Sherwood United Methodist Church from 1997 until 2013, when she retired.  Barb was a member of the Sherwood United Methodist Church, Sherwood Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Delphos Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed reading, her puppy Lucy and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kathleen (Mark) Washburn of Muncie, Indiana, Kristina (Jeremy) Odell of Spencerville, Indiana and Jamie Flory of Continental, Ohio; two grandchildren, William and Hannah Washburn; one sister, Nancy Jo Sunday of Cecil, Ohio.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James W., three infant sons and one sister, Patricia K. Baden.

Visitation for Barbara K. Flory will be held Monday, October 13, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan.  Funeral services for Barbara K. Flory will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Sherwood United Methodist Church, 512 North Harrison Street, Sherwood with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating.  Interment will follow in Independence Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio.  Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Sherwood United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.

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