Barbara A. Davis, age 75, of Kent, OH, died on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic.
Barbara was born October 2, 1945 in Carthage, MO to William and Mary (Partanen) Lindley.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Merl Davis; children, Danielle (Ken) Penix, Matt (Carrie) Davis, and Michael (Brandy) Davis; and 9 grandchildren: Stephanie, Nicholas, Brandon, Lola, Mason, Erika, Josie, Gracie, and MJ; her stepmother, Mary Lindley, and her sister-in-law, Katherine Lindley. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mary Lindley, and her brother Carl.
Barb grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where she met Merl at Capitol University. She lived most of her life in Kent. Barb was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kent.
Barb received her education (B.S.N. and M.S.N.) at Kent State University. Barb worked as a registered nurse and then became a nursing instructor at KSU. She liked both working with patients and teaching the next generation of nurses.
Barb enjoyed the activities of her children and grandchildren-- whether they were participating in sports, music, or drama. She also actively followed many Kent State sports teams. Her hobbies included travel, buying and selling primitive antiques, animals, and sewing. Some special travel highlights include riding a camel in Egypt, European river cruises, Mayan ruins in Central America, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and visiting many National Parks. Her favorite cities to visit were Washington, D.C. and London.
Calling hours will be held 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2021 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, followed by a Memorial Service with Pastor Emeritus George Geiser and Pastor Becki Verbridge of Trinity Lutheran Church. Barb will be cremated according to her wishes. The service will also be livestreamed on the Facebook page of Bissler & Sons (https://www.facebook.com/BisslerandSons). In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue organization.
Services in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 W. Main St, Kent, Ohio 44240.
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