Barbara Ann (Howell) MinnichAugust 17, 1932 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 85)
Barbara A. Minnich, 85, of St. Marys, went peacefully home to eternal peace on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home.
She was born August 17, 1932, in St. Marys, the daughter of Veron and Opal (Vanover) Howell.
She married Herschel Minnich on September 15, 1951, in St. Marys, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1996.
She is survived by three sons: Tony (Juliet) Minnich of Lebanon, Tennessee; Philip Minnich of Lima; Bruce Minnich of Lima; by four daughters: Patricia (John) Harrod of Celina; Tammy Minnich of St. Marys; Kristina Grant of St. Marys; Lisa (Scott) Grant of St. Marys.
She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her siblings: Ruby (Roger) Settlage of New Knoxville; Angie (Larry) Thornsberry of St. Marys.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; husband; by three sons: Roger, Mike and Don Minnich; by her brother, Dick Howell; by her sisters Wilma Wolfe and Norma Sullivan.
She graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School, where she had played the saxophone in the school marching band. She retired from the Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Marys. She was an avid fan of St. Marys Roughrider sports, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, and singing. She will be remembered as a gracious lady who always made you feel welcome.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to her family via Millerfuneralhomes.net