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1928 Blanche 2020

Blanche Barner

March 26, 1928 — August 11, 2020

Blanche M. Barner, 92, of Wooster, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Summa Health Hospital, in Akron.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.  Private services will be held at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.   Online tributes may be made at

Blanche was born March 26, 1928 in West Lebanon, Ohio to George A. and Myrtle “Mary” {Groft} Hofacre.

She married Robert J. Barner on April 28, 1951. He passed in 2002.

Blanche was a homemaker and milked cows on a dairy farm, before retiring to work part time at the Amish Door.  She was a member of Overton Community Church. Blanche enjoyed mushroom hunting, spending time with her family at their cabin, needlework, and gardening.

Blanche will be deeply missed by her children Darlene L. Donley of Glenmont, Bennie (Valerie) Barner and George Barner both of Wooster; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren.

Blanche was preceded in death by her sons Robert Barner Jr. and Ken Thorn Sr., two grandsons Ryan and Caleb Barner, granddaughter Alisha Barner, and she was the last of her seven sisters and one brother.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel

7067 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

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