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Barbara "Barb" Hounchell

June 23, 1933 — March 1, 2016

Barbara Barb Hounchell, 82, of Urbana, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Springfield Regional Medical Center; she went home to be with her husband, Edsel, and daughter, Kimberly. She was born June 23, 1933 in Logan County, OH, a daughter of Emery L. and Bessie Mae (Holt) Arthur. A graduate of DeGraff High School, Barb had a great appreciation for baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. She was an animal lover and devoted her life to her children as a stay-at-home mom. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Myers, Karen (Jeff) Adams and Patricia Hounchell (Aaron Hansgen); son, Michael Rice; grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Grote, Benjamin Cartwright, Amy Rice, Tyler Joseph Adams, Dylan Myers and Riggins Hansgen; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Tytan Grote, Kaden, Kolin and Kenzi Rice and Aaliyah Cartwright; sister, Dianna (Merle) King; and beloved pets, Peedy and Wendy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edsel Hounchell; daughter, Kimberly Jo Hounchell; sister, Mary Katherine Smith; and brother, George Arthur. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016 in the WALTER & STOWE FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Springfield Regional Cancer Center, especially Dr. Bo for his genuine care of Barb. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 3825, Urbana, OH 43078 or to Walter & Stowe Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078 to assist with funeral costs. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.walterfunerals.com.

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