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Barbara Jean (Mead) Garrett-Ward

February 2, 1929 ~ February 27, 2018 (age 89)

Barbara Jean Garrett-Ward, 89, of Wooster, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at West View Healthy Living.

Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster with Pastor Kirk Fairhurst and Pastor Rodney West officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.   Online tributes may be made at  Memorial contributions may be made to West View Healthy Living at 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd, Wooster, OH  44691 or LifeCare Hospice at 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH  44691.

Barbara was born February 2, 1929 in Barnesville, Ohio to Arthur and Ruth {Peddicord} Mead.

Barbara graduated from Barnesville High School in 1947, before attending the first Licensed Practical Nurse school in Wooster to pursue nursing at the age of 39. 

She married Fred L. Garrett on October 18, 1947. He passed on August 7, 2004. Barbara married Lloyd Ward in 2008 and he passed away in 2009.

Barbara worked at both Wooster Hospital and West View Healthy Living for a number of years before retiring in 1998.  She was a member of West Hill Baptist Church.  Barbara was always involved in Wayne County, participating in clubs like the Herb Society, the Senior Citizens Commission, and the Council of Aging. She was also a member of DAR, and always said, “A stranger is a friend I haven’t met yet.” Barbara loved poetry, music, history, auctions, and was an avid reader.  She loved being a mother and grandmother.

Barbara will be deeply missed by her children Debra L. (Ed) Rutkowski of Davidson, NC and Corwin D. Garrett of Cleveland, GA; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; sister Maxine Scott.

Barbara was preceded in death by both of her husbands, son Michael Garrett and brother Corwin Mead.

Donations may be made to:

West View Healthy Living
1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster OH 44691
Tel: 1-330-264-8640

LifeCare Hospice
1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691

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