Barbara Alkire, age 57, of Thornville, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Barbara was born November 20, 1951, in Columbus, to Herbert J. and Elise E. (Derenburger) Farris. She was a loving wife and mother. Barbara loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was a friend to many. Barbara enjoyed painting, crocheting, cooking and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Alkire; father, Herbert Farris; children, Roberta (Daryl) "Bertie" Wells, Rebecca Sickles, Jamie Alkire (B.J.) Clagg and Dewey Alkire; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and many friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Elise Farris; and son-in-law, Scott Sickles.
There will a memorial service for Barbara held at a later date. No calling hours will be observed in keeping with Barbara's wishes.
Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home assisted the family with their arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.