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Barbara Jean Denny

Barbara Jean Denny, 83, of Paulding, passed away at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

She was born in Wauseon, Ohio on February 8, 1937, a daughter of the late Doris Cleola (Davidson) and George Washington Andrews.

She was known as "Grandma Barb" to so many people for whom she provided child care.  Barbara also worked at the Village Apothecary and Chief Supermarket, both in Paulding. Barb loved family gatherings, especially at the lake. She was hard pressed to miss her golf and bowling leagues and Bunko and card clubs. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Paulding as well as a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary.. Barbara was a strong, hardworking, generous and loving woman. She had a bold sense of humor. She raised 7 strong-willed, successful and equally humorous children. She adored all her grand and great-grand children, always displaying their drawings and photographs. She collected teacups, angels, and bird figurines. She enjoyed crocheting and was a talented seamstress – and used her talents to gift beautiful receiving infant blankets to family and friends. Her heartfelt and funny stories have entertained those who were in her company. Barbara brought joy and love to everyone she knew. She is eternally loved by everyone in her life, who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. She was an exceptional wife, mother, sister and friend. Her faith was strong and as steadfast as the love she had for her family. She believed in angels – unbeknownst to her, she was one herself.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Marcia Mohre (David) of Edon; Theresa Hinschlager (Charles) of Sherwood,  Jay Denny (Kathy)  of Grover Hill, Joseph Denny (Franko) of Tallahassee, Florida, John Denny (Mardi) of Grover Hill & Beth Dachenhaus (Jay)  of Paulding; son-in-law, Brian Pickering (Rene) of New Haven, Indiana; sister, Linda Armstrong (David) of Wauseon;  brother-in-law, Richard (Gerry) Denny of Napoleon; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews.

Barbara married Stephen Denny on October 20, 1956 at St Caspar’s in Wauseon. He died November 3, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Pickering and siblings, Beverly Upell, Bonnie Siler & George Gary Andrews.

Her funeral mass and burial will be held privately.

Memorials may be mailed directly to Community Health Professionals, 250 Dooley Drive Ste A, Paulding, Ohio 45879.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com






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Mike and Joan Mapes

Mapes Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Denny family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Life can be so hard at times but may friends and family help you through this tough time in your lives. I remember Barb working at the Chief's grocery store and always liked talking to her there and she was a very nice lady and I liked her a lot and will miss her. May God bless all of you with peace from His precious Holy Spirit who will comfort you in the hard days ahead. We lost our Mom on Sept. 26, 2019. Love and prayers.

Deb Heck Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Joe you and your family are in my prayers.

Dionne Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

I've known Barb all of my life. My mom and her were very good friends and my dad and Steve worked together at BFG and were buddies. My brothers and I used to love going to the Denny's house to play as kids. There were so many of us and we were noisy! I loved playing with Marcia, Theresa, Pam and Beth. Barb was always just the best! She was fun and just full of life. I saw her a few years ago. She invited me to her home and to bring my brother Scott whom was born deaf and she had not visited with him for years. She was the same kind woman with that big sparkle in her eyes. We had a wonderful visit meeting Winnie and seeing all the pictures of the growing family. We talked about life at Hamilton and all the fun and memories of a lifetime. Her 80th surprise birthday party was an honor to attend. I will miss this amazing woman. May you RIP Barb, you were aBlessing to know. Say hi to my mama xoxo

Pam Slight Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Denny

Gina Lucas Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Barb at Village Apothecary. She also babysat my husband Bill when he was little. She was one special lady, will definitely be missed.

Bill & Brenda Wolfle Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Jay and others.....you folks have my sympathy....

Jim Hooker Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Denny

Harold & Linda Hasch Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Denny

Ken and Rita Duseberg Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Barb Denny

J. Hudson Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

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