September 22, 2015
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 9/25/2015 14:00:00
New Washington OH 44854 9/26/2015 10:30:00
Barbara Ann (Bernard) Reffert, of New Washington, OH, passed away at her home on September 22, 2015.
She was born on July 6, 1939 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Wade and Ruth Bernard and has been a New Washington resident most of her life. She was a 1957 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. After graduation she worked in the pharmacy at Tiffin Hospital.
Barbara married Daniel on November 9, 1968. She was a member of the Red Hats Society of New Washington, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and Rosary Society,
Disabled American Veteran’s Auxiliary, American Legion auxiliary
and loved to shop, gamble and knit.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Randal & Lori Reffert and two grandsons, Ryan & Lucas all of Perrysburg, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Dana & Derek Tong and three grandsons, Andrew, Alan & Aaron & granddaughter, Alyssa all of Ft. Myers, FL. She also leaves behind three siblings: Donald (Joanna) Bernard of Oklahoma City; Sue (Gene) Waltz of Tiffin & William (Rita) Bernard also of Tiffin as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years Daniel, and younger brother Robert Bernard.
Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where there will be a vigil service at 1:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at the St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in New Washington with Father Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow in the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby, OH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dana, Randy & families, We pray for the Lord’s comfort and peace for you all during this time and forever. Psalm 10:17 LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
To Dana and her family members, I am saddened to see that you have lost a loved one. My thoughts and prayers for you all and may God help you through this time of grieving.
We little knew that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you hom.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And mothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
RIP Aunt Barb. Thank you for your love that you have given to so many people. This isn’t goodbye, but a see you soon again at the home we all are heading to.
We her classmates will sure miss her. She attended all school functions and reunions and was a gentle soul.
We are praying for the family. Barb was a kind and gentle classmate and friend. We will miss her smiles and friendly banter at our gatherings. Now she rests in the arms of her Savior and is at peace. See you in the next life, my friend.
Randy,Dana and family;
I am extremely sorry for loss. Your mother was a wonderful person and I am sure that you will greatly miss her. May you find comfort with the Lord during this most difficult time.
Thoughts & Prayers are with you.