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Barbara Ann Eakin

January 27, 1948 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 69)

Barbara Ann Eakin, 69, of Webster, NY and formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, passed on to eternal life June 30, 2017 due to natural causes.  She was the daughter of Carl F. and Madge V. Brickner (both deceased) and was born January 27, 1948 in Van Wert, Ohio. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Paul Ward Eakin and by several Brickner Family cousins and an aunt. Barb was a graduate of Van Wert High School and in her early years she worked at her family’s Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a BS teaching degree and initially taught in Delphos, St. Marys, and Lima Ohio schools.   Barbara enjoyed a long New York teaching career and was a dedicated high school psychology and social studies teacher for 25 years in the Webster NY school district. She enjoyed a wonderful rapport with her students and still receives compliments and thank yous from many of her former students. Barb thoroughly enjoyed retirement with her husband, and together they traveled frequently, especially to Orlando, Lake Tahoe, and St. Martin FWI. Barbara was a true people person with a pleasant attitude and made friends easily wherever she went.  Barbara struggled through many serious medical issues in her retirement years, but was a true fighter with great attitude and spirit. Barbara will be greatly missed by her husband and friends.   Her funeral service will be Saturday, July 8 at the Harter and Schier Funeral Home in Delphos, Ohio, (www.harterandschier.com). The visitation and funeral services will be private.  Burial will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio next to her beloved mother, Madge Brickner.   In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions made in Barb’s memory to the West Webster Fire Department, 1051 Gravel Road, Webster, NY 14580


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