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Barbara Jane VanScoy
YellowRoseBarbara Jane VanScoy, 80 of LaRue, peacefully passed into the welcome embrace of our Lord and Savior and His Precious son, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Awaiting her in the heavenly home are her parents, Minard Isaac and Sarah Genevieve (Parady) Evilsizer, her oldest brother, Charles Evilsizer and her youngest brother David Evilsizer, as well as her tiny great granddaughter, Sophia Jade Wilkins.

Grief is love with no place to go. Grieving Barbara's earthly life are her loving husband of nearly sixty years, Wesley Karg VanScoy of LaRue; her adoring children Bill (Sonie) VanScoy of Ridgeway, Karen Sue (Walt) Walker of Findlay, Rita (Randy) Patton of Dunkirk, her brother Jim (Mary Jane) Evilsizer of Inverness, Florida, and nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Barbara was born September 15, 1937 in Champaign County and spent her youth involved in 4-H and that led to her adult passion of leadership roles from advisor, to helping establish the 4-H Endowment Fund in Wyandot County. Bible School and Sunday School children were served for years by Barbara's teaching, cookies and crafts. The historic Palace Theater in Marion, Ohio also benefited from her generous volunteer spirit. Patriotic duties were fulfilled by years of serving as a poll worker and judge on election days in Grand Township, Marion County. As a youth, she was an active girl both with her church, and school in cheerleading and basketball. She is a member of the LaRue United Methodist Church.

Family and the outdoors gave Barbara immense happiness. Farm life, harvest, hay baling and livestock and her green thumb filled her days. Traveling across the USA with Wesley filled journals of stories, laughs, and adventures. Watching the band concerts, piano recitals, school musicals, talent shows, and choir concerts, as well as soccer, football, baseball, basketball games, track, baton twirling, and parades and State & National FFA Conventions, and art shows fulfilled her life.

Barbara's ability to share her care with others via greeting cards was widely known and served her humble reputation.

She requested a Memorial Service at the LaRue United Methodist Church on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm, Pastor Mike Raypholtz will officiate; the family will receive friends and family following the service at the church.  All memorials may be made to the LaRue United Methodist Trustee Fund 166 N. High Street P. O. Box 327 LaRue, OH 43332. Private burial will take place at the LaRue Cemetery under a big ol' shade tree.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family

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#1 from: Jayne Ann Lange
Columbia Station, Ohio
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Dearest Wes, Bill, Karen and Rita,
There are no words to express what my heart is feeling at the sad news of our precious friend's earthly departure. At the same time, I feel great joy, in the knowledge that she is healed and walking with her Lord and Savior.
I Met Barbara in November of 1959. We had been hired at Ohio Bell and were starting our first day in training as Teletype Operators.  We discovered that we were married two weeks apart, in 1958 and our birthdays were two weeks apart. We had all travelled the Skyline Drive on our honeymoon.  And the best thing was that our two husbands had the dream of owning a farm. It was instant friendship.
We moved into our farm in May of 1964 and you and Barb followed the dream the following Spring in 1965. Tracy was born in September of 1960, Bill in 61, Karen, 62 and Rita and Charlie in 63, three weeks apart.  My heart is filled with precious of memories of all the good times we shared You and Barb and all of our kids  Our friendship and our young years have been intertwined with your family for all these years and it has been a blessing to us.
You are all are in my prayers, as you walk through this time of sorrow.
Our Love and our prayers are always with you,
(Uncle)Tom and (Aunt)Jayne

#2 from: Phil & Marilyn Koenig
Findlay, OH
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Barbara served as an inspiration to us as  her courage staged a strong battle! She was an amazing lady. It is easy to see where Karen inherited her many talents! May your family find peace in knowing she has a new and perfect body. We will keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
The Koenig Family

#3 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Bill,So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Sending prayers
John Oates
Traci Hoffman
Tim Oates

#4 from: Joan Wagner
Mt Victory
Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 12:27 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family.  May God wrap his loving arms around you.

#5 from: Kevin and Karen Penner
Oak Island, NC
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 12:32 PM

We were former neighbors of Wes and Barb some 40 years ago...  Kevin worked with Wes at Power Shovel and Barb would babysit for our two girls when I would substitute teach.  The girls loved going to the farm...  We had no eggs to gather, no lambs to feed!  They also got to “play the organ”.  She was a very special lady...

#6 from: Judi Elsasser
Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Bill, Sonie and family thinking of you with sincere sympathy. Judi

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