Barbara Waggoner

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Willard Christian Reformed Church
Celeryville, Ohio

Saturday, March 11, 2023
1:00 p.m.
Willard Christian Reformed Church
Celeryville, Ohio

Barbara Waggoner, age 79 of Willard, Ohio passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio.  She was born April 20, 1943 in New Knoxville, Ohio to Robert and Ruth (Settlage) Bambauer.  She graduated from Bowling Green State University and was a Speech and Language Pathologist at the Willard City Schools for over 30 years.   She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Willard and had recently been attending the Willard Christian Reformed Church in Celeryville, Ohio.  Barbara was a member of the Research Club and Huron County Retired Teachers Association.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling, baking, playing scrabble and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Waggoner, whom she married October 15, 1967; two sons, John Waggoner II of Attica and Joseph (Yen) Waggoner of Plainfield, IL; two grandchildren, McKenzie (Drew) Rosemond and Joshua Waggoner (Cassie Morales) and a great granddaughter, Nora Rosemond; siblings, Wayne (Nancy) Bambauer, Mary (Dean) Deerhake and Suzanne Murphy and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ruth Bambauer; brother Roger (Carolyn) Bambauer; sister, Wanda (William) Deter and brother-in-law, Don Murphy.

The Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio is assisting the family with arrangements and Barbara's calling hours will be Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Willard Christian Reformed Church in Celeryville, Ohio and where the memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Katie Rivera-Torea officiating. Memorial contributions in Barbara's name can be made to United Cerebral Palsy at  Online condolences may be made to the family at


Donna Settlage Shroyer - Mar 14, 2023
So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Rosalie Keesy - Mar 12, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Your all in my thoughts and prayers
Patricia Settlage Isbell - Mar 10, 2023
I have very fond memories of my cousin, Barb. Overnight visits were the highlights of the summer for me and my sisters. Barb always made us laugh and taught us new games. She will not be forgotten.
Frank and Linda Mendoza - Mar 10, 2023
Our deepest condolences to all the family. So sorry for your lost
Dane Moll - Mar 7, 2023
Such fond memories of growing up across the street from this wonderful family. "Aunt" Barb was such a wonderful neighbor and many fun times with the boys growing up. Our sympathies for your loss, but have the faith that we will be neighbors again someday! Dane, Val, Nathan and Case Moll.
Valerie Van Someren - Mar 7, 2023
Tom, John, and Joe, I'm so sorry for your loss. When you first moved to Celeryville, you lived in the apartment building next door (Holthouse). I used to babysit for your family. My parents really enjoyed having you as neighbors.
Roger and Diane LaWarre - Mar 7, 2023
With great memories of Barbara from our high school class. You will be missed by all who knew you and loved you. We are praying that your wonderful memories of your mother and friend will bring you comfort in your grief.
Jolynn Joyce Hampton - Mar 6, 2023
I was lucky to have known her. Such a special person
Greg and Pam VanHorn - Mar 3, 2023
Dear Tom and family, We were saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. My parents, George and Irene, treasured your friendship, your unselfish outreach in the last year of mom’s life. Mom, Barb and rest of the girls shared so many fun adventures together in earlier years and mom truly loved your precious wife and mother. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Barb was an incredibly special person.
Shirley Donaldson - Mar 2, 2023
Sorry to hear of Barbara passing. May Our Lord keep you in His Loving Care. You are in my prayers.
Jim Grover - Mar 2, 2023
Tom, Joe, and John. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Barb and I were both Speech Pathologists in Huron County and attended many inservice meetings and retired therapist meetings over many years. She was always upbeat and positive. Tom, we went on several Enrichment Center trips after retirement together. I'm very sorry for the loss of your wife and mother.
Alma Stiffin - Mar 2, 2023
Joe, you and your family are in my prayers. You have my deepest condolences.
Linda Doster - Mar 2, 2023
So sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was such a great teacher to my children.
Harold and Marcella Handshoe - Mar 2, 2023
Very sorry for your loss..sending prayers for you and your family Tom
Ken and Donna Hay - Mar 1, 2023
Tom, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
New Knoxville High School Class of 1961 - Mar 1, 2023
We were so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. She was so brave in high school overcoming her handicap by learning to type with one hand. In later years, Barbara and her husband attended high school reunions regularly and had such a pleasant disposition. She left a legacy of caring, over coming obstacles. still maintaining a pleasant disposition. Rest in peace fellow Ranger
Thao Vu and Family (Hanoi, Vietnam) - Mar 1, 2023
Dear Tom and Family, We are so sorry to learn of Barb’s passing. You’ve been on our minds and in our hearts. Barb was a caring person with a kind heart. She will be greatly missed and always remembered. Thinking of you and wishing you all moments of peace and comfort. Our deepest and most sincere condolences!
Robert Kuck - Mar 1, 2023
I lament the loss of a very special classmate. She used adversity as a gift, a gift that gave her empathy, understanding, and the ability to help others. What a fine example of a life well lived.
Chino Srinivasan - Feb 28, 2023
Joe: I share in your grief and express my heartfelt condolences through this text.
Deanie Berry - Feb 28, 2023
May you find solace in knowing that Barbara will never be forgotten and her memories will live forever in our hearts. Wishing you strength looking forward and solace in the present.
Carol Hostetler - Feb 28, 2023
Barb was a very special person. She helped lots of students to speak well - There are a big number of people in Willard that are able to speak correctly due to her classes. She always had a smile and will be missed.
Linda and Al Gano - Feb 28, 2023
Sorry to hear about your loss Tom, John, and Joe. Linda and I worked with you and your wife for many years. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Again, our condolences to your family.
Dick & Jeannine Snay - Feb 28, 2023
Dear Tom, John & Joe, We are so very sorry to learn of Barb's passing. I have so many memories running through my mind right now, going way back from babysitting little John, and all those RRD gatherings, when Bob was still with us. Dick was always thankful to Barb for helping Jerry with his speech, as he had trouble with his R's. Barb was a kind and gracious lady, and a friend to all who knew her. So wish we were there right now, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dick & Jeannine
Mary and Lenny Branham - Feb 28, 2023
Tom and family So sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Oir tjoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time
Kim Rice - Feb 27, 2023
Tom, I was very sorry to read of Barb’s passing. She was a good friend to me when I first began teaching. “Celebrate others’ differences”, was our shared mantra. What a wonderful woman she was! She’d come into my classroom and no one ever knew who her speech students were, she’d involve anyone who was interested. Just think of how many students she helped. Take care.
Randy and Eva Jacobson - Feb 27, 2023
Joe, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Eva and my hearts out to you and your family. May God bless your mother always! We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Dick & Phyllis Quinn - Feb 27, 2023
Tom: Just to let you know that we feel sympathy for you, John and Joe at this time. Yet as Christians, we know that we can look forward to the time of joyous reunion. God's word is true.
Uvonnie Hall - Feb 27, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Barb was such a kind lady and always cared .
Kay Carr - Feb 27, 2023
To the family, I'm sorry to hear this. I got to know her from the time she started getting her nails done with my sister at the shop. What a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. Kay and Shelly
Linda Veletean - Feb 27, 2023
Tom I am so very sorry to hear of Barbs passing. I always thought she was such a polite and caring lady. She always spoke to you and was so pleasant. Fond memories from when I worked at the Presbyterian church with all of you. Barb will be deeply missed but she’ll always be in our hearts, especially yours and your family. Prayers for all of you.
Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Feb 27, 2023
Tom, John and Joe, we were so sorry to read about Barb's passing. May the wonderful memories of your wife and mom help you during this sad time. Prayers to your family.
BARB JONES - Feb 27, 2023
Tom sending hugs and Sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Barb Jones and family.
Paul & Joyce Gase - Feb 26, 2023
Barb was a wonderful and caring human being. So many of us are better people for having known her. Our deepest condolences to her wonderful family. Much love to all of you. Paul & Joyce Gase
Dorothy (Atwell) Carpenter - Feb 26, 2023
Tom,I’m so sorry for your lost . I met Barb when I was in 6th grade. She was a wonderful teacher and person. Every time I would see her she always had a smile on her face. She is going to be sadly missed. Barb you have earned your wings,FLY HIGH🥰😢
Johanna Beebe - Feb 26, 2023
I am so so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing ! My prayers to you Tom, your family and Barb’s. She was not in good health with our lunch earlier this month and sadly I was not able to contact her! She had very caring and beautiful heart and was a close friend. I will miss her so very much 🙏🙏❤️
Walter Lindsey - Feb 26, 2023
I was blessed that when I was in fourth grade Barbara came to Willard as a Soeech Therapist with Willard Schools. I had a severe speech impediment that she once told my wife” I don’t know if I could help him”, but she worked with me and I gave her to thank for helping me live a “normal”. God Bkess her and condolences to her family, she was a wonderful woman. Oh by the way, I’m sure I made her miserable as a new teacher, but she never gave up.
Roger and Mary Harmon - Feb 26, 2023
so very sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Prayers to the whole family. She was such a nice, caring person and will be missed by many.
Jim and Margaret Payne - Feb 26, 2023
Tom, I know you will miss her. I remember when you first met. our prayers are with you. Remember the good times.
Gary and Rose Pittenger - Feb 26, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Waggoner was a very sweet caring person and a wonderful teacher. She really cared about her student. Rest in peace Prayers for the family
Charles Eames - Feb 26, 2023
Barbara was such a good friend while I and my family were in Willard 1977-1982. My condolences go out to Tom and family - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Charles Eames Waycros, Georgia
Marilyn Sands - Feb 26, 2023
I was so sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. Anyone lucky enough to know her was in the presence of someone who was bright, articulate, witty, loving and kind. I pray God keeps her family and friends in His care. Rest in peace now Barbara.