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Barbara Ann Brake
Barbara Ann BrakeVioletBarbara Ann Brake, 76 of Richwood, passed away Wednesday May 10, 2023 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, surrounded by her husband and family, following a 6 month battle with cancer.

Barbara was born February 16, 1947 in Columbus, the first child born to Carl S. and Esther Ann (Burnside) Bugg, both proceeding her in death.

She was a member of the last class to graduate from Richwood High School in 1965.

In April of 1973, she was introduced to Michael Brake, and they were married on October 27, 1973 at the Richwood First United Methodist Church, where she had taught youth Sunday School classes.

She held secretarial positions at Dr. Cowgill’s Chiropractic office, and Dennison in Marysville before earning her most valued role as a stay-at-home mother and farm wife. Later in life, Barb went back to work at the Ohio Reformatory for Women as a dental assistant and remained in the field of dentistry until her retirement from Richwood Family Dental. She and Mike had been members at the Rush Creek UMC.

She enjoyed feeding people and was an excellent cook. She occasionally tackled sewing projects and would save the day mending clothing for her family.

Barb cherished her outings with ‘the girls’, as the staff from Richwood Family Dental would arrange lunch gatherings. She was a snowbird, and loved traveling south, where she soaked up the sun and caught a few spring training games.

Barb and Mike share one daughter, Michelle (Greg) Evans of Richwood. Barb’s heart doubled in size when her granddaughter, Morgan was born. In more recent years, you would find Barb traveling the state and country to enjoy Morgan’s livestock and horse show pursuits.
Barb is also survived by a brother, Roger (Terri) Bugg of Richwood, nephews and their wives, great nephews and nieces.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Richwood First United Methodist Church. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Burial will follow in the York Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church and or the Richwood Independent Fair.

Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Fred Smith
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 11:46 AM

My sincere condolences to the family a very great lady lived around the corner from the Bugg family on George St God rest your soul

#2 from: Larry & Gert Anderson
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 11:53 AM

Mike, Michelle, Roger, & families. So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Sending sincere sympathy and prayers during this so difficult time.

#3 from: Jeanie Parsons Hoffman
Summerville SC
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 12:24 PM

You have my sincere condolences. Barbie’s mom, EsterAnn was my baby sitter for many years. I always looked forward to Barbie coming home for lunch so I could get my daily hug from her. She was one in a million!

#4 from: Nelda Harney
Lehigh acres
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 12:30 PM

It was a pleasure to have known such a wonderful woman.We became good friends and neighbors,when she moved across the street for us. We shared recipes,as well as laughter and photos of our grand kids. She was very proud of her granddaughter (Morgan). Mrs Barb also enjoyed her outings with Mike while they were here in Florida. She will be very much missed.. Our Sincerest Condolences Dave and Nelda Harney

#5 from: Sharon & Tim
Lehigh acres fl
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 1:38 PM

Barb was an amazing individual, loved to sit outside of her and her husband Mike Florida home enjoying the beautiful Florida weather when they came for a few weeks out of the winter months. I will miss seeing her. Sending our condolences to the Blake family as they move forward during this difficult time.

#6 from: joe sloop
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 2:16 PM

Mike and Michelle so very sorry about Barb. She was always a good friend . Now she is out of pain and in Gods hands. Will miss her but just knowing she is in heaven with family. God bless you and God will help you thru.

#7 from: Jennifer Furer
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 2:34 PM

I am so sorry to see this.  Barb always said hi and spoke when you ran into her she was a sweet heart. Thinking of you all during this time. It’s hardest for those left here hold close to great memories and knowing she is healed and pain free now.  Hugs Jennifer and Matt

#8 from: Jennifer (Price) Field
Larue, Ohio
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 2:49 PM

Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved your mom, such a sweet person who always had a smile on her face. Sending thoughts & prayers to you and you family ❤️♥️

#9 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 2:56 PM

Sincere condolences to Barbs family. She was my first babysitter. Always looked forward to seeing her smiling face in the mornings. Barb was truly a wonderful gal. May your faith in God and memories get you through this difficult time

#10 from: Randy and Barbara Sullivan
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 3:01 PM

Dear Mike Michelle and family we are so sorry to hear about Barbara. she was a very nice lady with a smile on her face.we send prayers to all of you. Randy and Barbara Sullivan.

#11 from: Florence Borland
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 3:18 PM

Mike, Michelle & family…So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be your strength now & in the days ahead

#12 from: Eileen Pfarr
Tulsa, OK
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 3:31 PM

I'm so sad to hear this.  Barb was one of my favorite classmates and I will always remember how sweet and kind she was. I am so glad we were able to reconnect on Facebook.  Sending love and prayers for the family.

#13 from: Dee Ann Payne
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 3:36 PM

I am so very sorry!

#14 from: Terry Barb kemp
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 4:53 PM

Terry and I send our deepest sympathy to  you Mike, Michelle, Greg , and Morgan , and family in the loss that you are going thru of wife , mother mother in law, and to Morgan as your grandma who loved you all dearly.   She was a very Special person that we all loved. We send you all our love, and remember all the great times you shared, and let them give you comfort thru this time and beyond.

#15 from: Don and Barb Eastman
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 5:02 PM

So sorry to hear of her passing. I am sure she was the best wife, mother and grandmother ! Prayers for the family!

#16 from: Bob and Melissa Werley
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 5:16 PM

Roger and Terri so sorry for your loss❤️

#17 from: Lynn and Becky Plummer
Medina OH
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 6:49 PM

Michelle and Morgan, we are saddened to hear about mom/grandma's passing. Lynn got to meet her, though I never had the chance. I loved the stories Lynn would share about her. We are sending our hugs and prayers to you both, and also your dad/grandpa. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Love and miss you both!

#18 from: Johna Nibert
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM

So sorry to hear of Barbara’s death. The family has my deepest sympathy.. I baby sat with her and Roger. The lived across the street from us on Fulton st.  Prayers to all.                                                    Johna Nibert

#19 from: Rona Penix
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 7:14 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.God be with you all!

#20 from: Lynne S Ledley
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 8:10 PM

Mike, Michelle and family, I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing.  We grew up together, played at each other's houses, in 4H together, doing our team demonstration and winning first place! We were in band, chorus, on the same intramural teams and various other activities at school.  In May 1965 we proudly walked across the stage to get our diplomas as the last class to graduate as Richwood High School!  Through the years our paths would cross and discuss the old times we had!  It was a blessing to know her and she will be missed.

#21 from: Steve Ingram
Milford Center
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 8:43 PM

With deepest sympathy and condolences to you Mike and your family!

#22 from: John Klingel
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 9:31 PM

Lisa and I would like to send our condolences to you and your family. We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Many prayers for you, Greg, Morgan and the rest of your family.

#23 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 10:21 PM

Mike, Michelle, Greg and Morgan my heart is breaking for you. Although we know she is not in pain anymore it's still not easy. Know that I am thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort and healing during this time. As you know I thought of her like a mom, we shared lots of things and I asked for lots of advice. Thanks for sharing her with me. I'll miss her laugh and beautiful face. Hugs❤️

#24 from: Fr. Nicholas Taylor
Colorado Springs, CO
Thu, May 11, 2023 at 11:26 PM

Barb and I were classmates at Richwood schools, and is fondly remembered.  Condolences to her family at this time.  Nick Taylor

#25 from: Janet Dysert
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 7:15 AM

Mike, Michelle and family. So very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Thought's and prayers go out to you.

#26 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 7:54 AM

To Barb’s entire family I send my heartfelt sympathy.  Always enjoyed visiting with her.  She always had a smile, and I can still hear her laugh.  She was a loving sweet lady.  Cherish all the memories and good times.  Even though she is no longer suffering it is still hard to let them go.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the family in the upcoming days.  I know she will be deeply missed.

#27 from: LAURANN Reese Willis
Plain City, Ohio
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 12:49 PM

So sorry to hear of Barb’s death. We were classmates all thru school and best friends. I lived across the street from the elementary school, and just a short distance from Barb’s house. In high school we would walk together to class. Although I seldom get back to Richwood, I will miss Barb as I think of all the times we were together growing up. Laurann Reese Willis

#28 from: Kelly Primavera
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 7:56 PM

So sorry for your loss.

#29 from: Jani Rankin
Marion, Ohio
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM

We are so sorry.to hear this.  Barb was a very special lady.  She always had a smile and loved to tell you what that sweet Morgan was doing.  We are praying for you at this very difficult time.                           Virg and Jani Rankin                          

#30 from: Matthew Bugg
Stella North Carolina
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 10:16 PM

My deepest condolences. You are in our prayers. Great memories of the week spent helping bale straw the one summer when I was young.

#31 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, May 12, 2023 at 11:36 PM

We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family, God be with you all!

#32 from: Colleen Fiant
Marion, Ohio
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 8:24 AM

I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of Barb.  I will always remember her with such fondness.  She was always kind to me and others. I loved her smile, she was a hard worker, and a very loving person.  She left a mark of love on all those around her.

#33 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 9:44 AM

, Michelle, Greg, Morgan, Roger,Terri, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you all. Barb was one in a million. A friend long before we started school. I will miss our chats on her front driveway. I know you will miss her dearly. She loved you all so very very much.

#34 from: Robin  Lenox
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 2:03 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Barb was a very special lady. Prayers for all

#35 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 2:14 PM

Sorry for the loss of your wife & mother!  My most vivid memories of Barb was her smile, laughter & genuine kindness!  She will be missed by many!!

#36 from: Paula
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 5:54 PM

We had so much fun together and alot of belly laughs that I will never forget. My prayers are for god to give you strength during this time

#37 from: JoAnn King
West Liberty
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 8:01 PM

Mike I am so sorry about Barb. I would have been there, but my husband just got out of the hospital. We were there for 40days. Again I am so sorry.

#38 from: Tom Cahill
Galion, OH
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 8:06 PM

Mike and Family: Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Tom Cahill Formerly of Central Soya, Co., Inc. Marion, Oh.

#39 from: Rick & Julie Ross
Sat, May 13, 2023 at 11:07 PM

Mike and Family, We are sorry for your loss. Barb always had a smile on her face! She will truly be missed. Our thoughts are with you. Rick & Julie

#40 from: Ann Yadon
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 2:05 AM

Deepest sympathy

#41 from: Sam J. Foos
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 7:21 AM

To the family of Barb Brake Although words offer small comfort I offer my sincere sympathy. Remember the joyful times and a life well lived. Sam

#42 from: Irv and Charlotte Markley
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 10:41 AM

So sorry to hear of Barb's passing.  She was so fun and always with a smile.  She was a wonderful baby sitter and Sunday school teacher as a teenager.  She will be missed so much by her husband and family.  RIP, dear Barb! Irv and Charlotte Markley

#43 from: Douglas & Patricia
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 11:18 AM

So sorry for your loss.Sending prayers to the family.

#44 from: Larry & Cindy Brake
Junction City
Sun, May 14, 2023 at 8:23 PM

To Mike and family, our deepest sympathies and prayers for strength and comfort in this difficult time.

#45 from: Stacey Flach-Moore
Mon, May 15, 2023 at 2:47 PM

So sorry to hear of Barb passing.  Thoughts and prayers for you all.  Sweet lady

#46 from: William Temple III
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, May 15, 2023 at 3:26 PM

To the family of Barbara, it’s with deep sorrow, and sadness of her passing. We think of her smiles over the years and our friendship. May the lord grant you peace and comfort.

#47 from: Nancy Kincaid
Wed, May 17, 2023 at 6:33 PM

So sorry for your loss

#48 from: Rex Cramer
Mount Gilead
Thu, May 18, 2023 at 1:12 PM

My dad,Doc, and Carl were partners in business and our families were good friends. I am truly sorry to hear of Barbara Ann's passing.

#49 from: Susan Hamilton
Frederick MD
Tue, Jun 27, 2023 at 2:33 PM

Though I am late in Sending my condolences, I am sending huge hugs to all of you. Barb was so kind a few years ago as she was going through (my aunt) Ester Ann’s photos and sent some Bugg family photos that also included my mother Doris. It was a nice surprise and so very thoughtful. May she rest in peace.

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