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Barbara Koontz worked at Triplett; graduate of Pandora HS

Barbara A. Koontz, 92, died Aug. 4, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System.  Barbara was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Pandora, Ohio, to the late Ernest and Lona (Welty) Bauman.  On May 19, 1950, she married Robert Koontz who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2003. 

Barbara was a graduate of Pandora High School. She had worked at Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. Barbara later owned and operated the Eastside Laundry in Lima. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima, the Town and Country Quilters, the Forest Park Quilters and the West Central Ohio Quilters Guild.  Barbara had been a 4-H Leader when her daughters were in 4-H.  She enjoyed quilting and making teddy bears and donating them to the Salvation Army.  

Survivors include four daughters, Karen S. (Richard Riling) Kraft of Lima, Barbara Jean (Carl) Powell of Columbus, Ohio, Nancy K. Warren of Lima, Patricia L. (Keith) Donahue of Celebration, Florida; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Winford (Elaine) Bauman of Pandora; two sisters, Dorothy Lugibihl of Bluffton, Bonnie (Wayne) Hector of Gilboa and a sister-in-law, Lena Bauman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  

Barbara was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Morrisey; two sons-in-law, Mark Warren and Raymond Kraft; a brother, Frederick Bauman and a sister, Carrie Miller. 

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at Forest Park United Methodist, Lima.  Pastor Teresa Wenrick officiating.  Burial will be in Thompson Cemetery near Bluffton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service at the church. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, facial coverings will be required and social distancing will be practiced.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Park United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.  

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