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Barbara J. Doren

Barbara J. Doren, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully on her 80th birthday, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. She was born in Toledo, Ohio to Harold and Marguerite (Dunbar) Wagner and was a 1953 graduate of Swanton High School. She married her beloved husband, Karl Doren on November 29, 1958.

Barbara worked for the United Telephone Company for 17 years and also worked as a bookeeper for Paul's Flower Shop in Swanton. She also volunteered as a reading mentor for 9 years at Crestwood Elementary School. Barbara thoroughly enjoyed any job she ever worked at. She and her late husband, Karl, loved camping at Sunny's Campground with their special friends, The Smith's and The Sominski's.

Barbara was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Fulton County Chapter #67, Swanton Elks Ladies Auxiliary and the Delta Fraternal Order of Eagles.

She is survived by her daughter, Cyndie (Stan) Sprow; grandson, Jeremey Sprow; granddaughter, Stephanie (Samson) Holbrook; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edythe Curry and Marguerite MacDonald; several nieces and nephews; and Colt the cat.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Karl; son, Mark Doren; sister, Lorelei Rinehart and brothers, Delbert and Jack Wagner.

Family and friends may visit Monday, November 30th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where an Eastern Star service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor David Rison officiating. Interment will follow at East Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Pethood, Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, Hospice of Northwest Ohio or The Swanton Fire & Rescue.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Monday, November 30th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 1st at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home

Interment: East Swanton Cemetery

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Cyndie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, also very sorry I didn't make it to the funeral home either. My mom is sick too, needing 24 hour care for the last 19 days. I'm sure you know what were going through too. God bless you and your family.

Diane Irelan Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you all and prayers. God Bless.

Abby Ohms Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Cyndie, Stan and Family..... Jerry and I are so very sorry about the loss of your Mom. Now she's in a much better place and free of pain! I know when I lost my Mother in 1998, it left a huge hole in my heart. It has never fully healed, but just knowing that she is always there and is that ANGEL on my shoulder watching over me..... that gives me peace and comfort! It WILL do the same for you.....in time. We always thought that your Dad had such a grand, wicked sense of humor and we know that your Mom and Dad loved each other so. They are together once again! It was a lovely memorial tribute today to your Mother, your Dad and their life together. Cherish and hold onto all of those marvelous memories! Here for you if you'd ever like to talk or cry.....sincerely, Laura (your cousin, Uncle Del's and Bette's daughter:-)

Jerry Lambdin and Laura Wagner-Lambdin Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

Cyndie, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your mom. I always thought a lot of both your mom and dad. They were always fun to be around. I have a lot of nice memories of them both from my younger days. Your mom will be missed by anyone that knew her. She was just that kind of person.

Fran Pitzen (Evans) Nov 30 2015 12:00 AM

I will always remember your Mom as a terrific, loving person. When my Mom passed away back in 1966, Barbara was very loving and supportive. I am sad to hear of her passing, but I am certain that the Lord has lots for her to do. God bless you all.

Paul Jones Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Doren family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

Elda Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

Cindy was very sorry to hear of your loss, she was a sweet lady who loved and appreciated you very much, just liked to keep you guessing sometimes. Take care of yourself and know you did everything you could to help her. Sorry we can't be with you. Hugs Joe and Sue

Joe and Sue Duszynski and Family Nov 29 2015 12:00 AM

Cidy and Family: Barbara & Karl were wonderful people and certainly wonderful parents. My years working with Karl at Swanton Schools I have cherished and will continue to do so. Linda and I really got to know Barb better after Karl had passed. A wonderful person and sorry we couldn't be there for you. Our respect and condolences. With God's Love -- Bob & Linda

Bob & Linda Gerken Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

Cindy, so sorry for your loss Barb was a great lady

Tom and Joyce Shelley Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

Cindy and family, very sorry for your loss. Barb was a wonderful neighbor and person. I'm sure she will be greatly missed by all!

Bud anf Nancy Franklin Nov 28 2015 12:00 AM

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