Submitted by her husband
Barbara was born in Cairo‚ Illinois in 1952. She grew up in Ballard County‚ eventually moving away after she was married. She returned to Ballard County with her husband and daughter in 1998 where she worked in the meat department of a grocery store chain.She loved fishing and baking for her family and friends. She often made fancy cakes for birthdays.
Barbara joined the fire service with Barlow City Fire Department in early 2002. She joined the Ballard County Rescue Squad‚ Wickliffe City and Wickliffe Rural Fire Department. She was very active in all the departments‚ often staying up late with the rescue squad before getting up early to work and then returning to join in searches on the river.
Barbara was a captain with the Barlow City Fire Department and a lieutenant with the Wickliffe City Fire Department.
Barbara was proud to be in the fire service and rescue squad. She could always be counted on to respond‚ day or night‚ when the tones dropped.
She is missed by her friends‚ brothers and sisters in the service and especially by her family.