Barbara Ann Easton

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Barbara Ann Easton, 79, of Urbana, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Cable, the daughter of Dean Ronald and Elizabeth Adeline Ropp DeLaney. She was the 1957 valedictorian of Triad High School. On Dec. 6, 1959, she married Edwin L. Easton, with whom she shared a wonderful life. He preceded her in death April 17, 1998.

Barbara retired after 30 years of service as the office manager for Dowds Agricultural Services where she assisted in the management of farms as well as the sale of real estate, both residential and farm properties. She was a member of the Ohio Real Estate Association and Delta Theta Tau Sorority.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She liked to take rides in the convertible, spending time at Indian Lake and traveling. She also had an eye for detail and took pride in decorating her homes.Barbara was very kind and generous, always giving to those that knew her. She was ready and willing to help others, especially her loved ones.

She is survived by her son, Kevin L. Easton; brothers, D. Lamar (Laura) DeLaney and Harley A. (Jill) Davidson; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Carol DeLaney, Elmer and Ann Easton, John Easton and Harold and Mary Kies; several nieces and nephews, including special niece and nephews, Ron and Penny DeLaney and Rita and Butch Helmandollar; many friends, including special friends, Bob and Billie Conner and their family, Sara Stallsmith, Karen and Ed English and Sue Smith; and cousins, Susan and Roger Holycross.

She also is preceded in death by a brother, Floyd R. DeLaney; and stepfather, Herman A. Davidson.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Ullah and the Urbana Davita Staff.

Calling is from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, where funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, with Pastor Rob Starnes officiating.

Entombment follows in the Shepherd Mausoleum at OakDale Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Lamar DeLaney, Ron DeLaney, Lee Harbour, Patrick Easton, Dale Kret and Tom Conner. Honorary pallbearers are Harley Davidson, Robert Conner and Jeff Wahl.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Association, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43231; and the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078.

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