Barbara J. Hire, 85, of Norwalk, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at her home.
She was born August 22, 1934 in Bellevue to Donald & Freda (Grundish) Archer. Barbara graduated from Bellevue High School in 1952 and we very proud of earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education from University of Toledo. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk. Barbara enjoyed her job working for Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk. But more than her job, Barbara loved her family.
On June 6, 1952 she married Glenn A. Hire and he survives in Norwalk. Also surviving are their children: C. Michael (Rhonda) Hire of Canal Winchester; Diane K. Hire of Norwalk; Steven M. (Heather) Hire of Johnstown; and Stanton G. (Nancy) Hire of Lewis Center; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings: D. Jack Archer; Elizabeth “Betty” Prentice; and Richard Archer.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8pm Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Auxter Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1105 Castalia St, Bellevue. Her funeral service will be 10:30am Tuesday, February 25 at the funeral home with Rev. James Hodsden officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association; a Breast Cancer Awareness Charity; or Heartland Hospice.
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