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Barbara Reiheld Howard

November 19, 1929 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Barbara Howard Obituary

Barbara Reiheld Howard, (94) passed away peacefully on January 29, 2024.
She was born in Akron and was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Barbara was a 1951 graduate of Kent State University and in her younger years attended Sacred Heart Academy. She was also a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Cancer Club and former member of the Cuyahoga Falls Women's City Club. She had a passion and competitiveness for playing card games, and hosted many card nights of Euchre and Bridge. She lived much of her life in Tallmadge and was employed by Montgomery Wards for 20 years where she received many awards in sales helping customers with custom draperies. She was a teacher at Rootstown school before getting married and having children.
In 1986, Barbara married Donald Howard and together they showered their 13 grandchildren with an unlimited amount of time and love. Barbara was blessed with a strong spirit and an abundance of positive energy. She will be especially remembered for her great sense of humor and contagious laugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Patrick and Margaret Mary (Pendelton) Gill; husband Donald Howard; step-daughter Joan Martter; nephew, William Strabic; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Bill Strabic, Patricia and John McKinstry and Frances and Joseph Siegferth. She is survived by her children, Joseph Reiheld, Jr., Sue (James) Hartley, Thomas Reiheld, Timothy Reiheld and Anne (Thomas) Mencer; grandchildren, Thomas J., Matthew, Katelyn, Leah, Samuel, Madison, Samantha, Jessica (Taylor) Lee, Emily, Matthew, Dyllan, Sara and Graham; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; nephews, James Strabic and Joseph Siegferth; niece, Peggy Campbell; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Special thanks to the nursing staff at Bath Creek Estates, Summa Hospice Care nurses, and her daughter Annie Mencer who provided Barbara with wonderful care and love.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 7 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. Mass will be celebrated by Father Thomas McCann. Private interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Anthony Funeral Home McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel, 247 Stow Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Falls Cancer Club, P.O. Box 3244 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

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Calling Hours
February 6, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anthony Funeral Home McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel
247 Stow Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

February 7, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
1905 Portage Trail
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


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