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Greathouse, Barbara Jo

Barbara Jo Greathouse, age 81, of Orrville, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at her home in Orrville, following a period of declining health.
Barbara was born on October 17, 1938, in Sand Fork, West Virginia, to the late John and Nellie (Burkhammer) Marks, graduated from Sand Fork High School in 1957, and married Delford Burl Greathouse on March 21, 1969, in Orrville. Delford died on October 22, 2017.
She worked several jobs in Orrville and then made her home for her family.
Barbara enjoyed cooking, crafting, shopping and gardening, but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are 3 children, Kimberly (John) Masters of North Lawrence, Jeff (Laura) Pelfrey of Galion, and Kristi Greathouse of Orrville; 8 grandchildren, Molly, Jacob, Nell, Sara, Logan, Kristin, Jasmine, and Brady; 11 great grandchildren, Aaron, Wyatt, Abram, Paisley, Heidi, Everly, Cole, Kyna, Emma, Jeremy, and Lincoln; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant-son, Doug Greathouse; and 12 siblings.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville, with Pastor Larry Rickey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH, 44708.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home’s web site at

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