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Barbara A. McKarns

August 9, 1942 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 78)


Hanoverton- Barbara A. McKarns 78, passed away at 6:15am, Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.


Mrs. McKarns was born August 9, 1942 in Salem, a daughter of the late Charles Bricker and Margaret (Burson) Bricker.


A lifelong resident of the area, Barbara worked as a book keeper at Salem Drug for many years, she also worked at OSU Extension, and then as a bookkeeper at Witmers Inc. until she retired.  She was a member of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church; was a 4-H advisor and active within several county 4-H clubs.


She is survived by her husband, Dale B. McKarns, whom she married November 14, 1963; sons, Andrew McKarns of Summitville and John (Shari) McKarns of Hanoverton; sisters, Carol Brown and Sally (Roger) Bently both of Salem, and Marsha (Randy) Ricker of Hilton Head, South Carolina; brothers, Raymond Bricker and Joe Bricker, both of Salem; sister-in-law, Charlene (Richard) Hall of Leetonia; brother-in-law, Brian (Anne) McKarns of Minerva; grandchildren, Carrie (Dylan) Ketchum, Sean McKarns, Emily McKarns, Catherine (Evan) Robb, and Stacy (Stacey) Jarrett; great grandchildren, Dylan Ketchum, Andy Sanor, Easton and Ella Robb, and Liam Jarrett; and several nieces and nephews.


Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, no services will be observed at this time.  A celebration of life service will be held for Barbara at a future date when all will be able to attend.  She will be laid to rest at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


Arrangements are in the care of the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.


In lieu of any flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barb’s memory to the Columbiana County 4-H OSUE, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 5, Lisbon, Ohio 44432.


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A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date

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