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Barbara F. Bowsher-Laub
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    5050 St. Matthew Blvd.
    Cridersville, OH 45806

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“So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You have our sincere sympathies and our prayers are with you. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Linda and Terry (Hanes) Boop - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go to Barb's family. We so enjoyed her smiling face on the shuffleboard court and win or lose she was always happy. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and Ginny DeBrunner - Friend

“Barb faced her trials and tribulations with a strong faith. She was a kind and caring person that left the world a wonderful gift through her...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: John Seiling - Powell, OH

“Larry, you have lost a great wife and friend. So glad I was able to be with you on a couple of your special occasions. And to all of you children,...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“To: The Family of Barbara Bowsher-LaubSo sorry to read of Your Mother's passing. You have our Deepest Sympathy.Nancy Kesler and Mike Pitz. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Kesler - Elida, OH

“Barbara will be missed by so many and we are two of them. Believe we've always known her! She was an energetic caring lady with a great love for all...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Gary and Candy Stevely - Lakeview, OH

“We were so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless.Ray and Debbie Grover ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ray and Debbie Grover - OH

“Greg and Pam & Family So sorry to hear of your Mother, Greg. Our thoughts and prays are with you.Love David and Judy Hillman ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Barbara will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. We count ourselves as friends of many years and are so sorry we will not be there to...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Charlie & Becky Billings - FL

“So Sorry to have lost a very good friend and classmate since 4th grade. My prayers are with all of the family. Barbara will be missed very much.Betty...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. We will truly miss visiting with her. Our thoughts and prayers to all.Harry & Linda Jones ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“We were so sorry to hear of Barbara 's passing. Always loved spending time when we went to family gatherings talking with her. Our prayers are with...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Gary and Kay Stauffer - Kenton, OH

“So sorry to lose Barb. She was a really great, sweet lady. She will certainly be missed.Ed & Sally Baumgardner (N Myrtle Beach) ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“What a special lady. Barb always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook on life. We loved to play shuffleboard with her and she always said,...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: John and Candy Ward - FL - Friend

“The shuffleboard team at 6 Lakes Country Club will miss Barbara very much. Barbara was always very pleasant win or loose- and she most always won on...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: G. Ray Clevenger - Defiance, OH

“So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, kind lady. Always had a smile. Prayers for all the family. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Terri Reams - Ada, OH - Friend

“Sorry for your loss. She was a special lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mike & Cathy Lehman - OH

“I'm sorry for your loss. God be with you during this difficult time. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Hawk Jones - Ocala, FL

“Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all. We are so glad we had a chance to meet Barbara's family when we came for Larry's 90th in Sept.. And...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Hinie nand Marlene Magnus - Fulda, MN


Barbara F. Bowsher-Laub, age 88, of Lima passed away peacefully at Cape Coral Hospital, Cape Coral Florida. She was born Feb. 7, 1928 in Auglaize County to the late Robert T. and Norma Evelyn Lane Brown. She was raised by her mother and step father Mack A. Stauffer and married Paul Richard Bowsher Jan. 18, 1948 and he preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2008. She later married Lawrence T. 'Larry' Laub June 20, 2009 and he survives in N. Ft. Myers, FL.
Barbara was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville where she had been a very active member and had belonged to the quilters group.
She was a former member and officer of the Allen County Farm Bureau, a former member of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary, and Nine Holers at Six Lakes. She was a member of Bluffton and Six Lakes shuffleboard clubs. She was an associate member of Christ Lutheran Church, Cape Coral. She enjoyed spending time with family and watching grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. Barbara graduated from Shawnee High School in 1946.
Additional survivors include children: Greg (Pam) Bowsher of Waynesfield, Vicki Dunifon of Lima, Connie (Bernard) Stockton of Elida, Debra (Paul) Poulson of Iron Mountain, MI, Beth (David) Runk of Harrod and Scott(Frances) Bowsher of Harrod, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren; upon her marriage to Larry she gained 2 step daughters: Cindra (Ronald) Holland of Vandalia and Melody (George) Toman of West Alexandria, OH; 5 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild. Surviving siblings: Mack R. (Amelia) Stauffer of Ada, Ohio, Norman L. 'Butch' (Karen) Stauffer of Waynesfield, G. Randy (Brenda) Stauffer of Harrod, Susan A. (Steve) Jones of Harrod and Jane J. (Reldon) Macy of Urbana, 3 half-sisters: Tina (Howard) Brisbois of Midland, MI, Sandra Torano of St. Augustine, FL and Marilyn Boison of Keystone, SD and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother and step father, father and step mother Eleanor Brown, a son-in-law Tim Dunifon, 3 infant granddaughters and 2 brothers: William D. (Barbara) Stauffer and Larry K. Stauffer.
The family will receive friends 2-5 and 6-8 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville.
The funeral will follow at 10:30 with Pastor Sharon Stonerock officiating and burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, Cridersville.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or St.
Matthew Cemetery Fund.