Barbara worked at the Countryside Animal Hospital with her husband, Dr. Gilbert Papay, during the late 1950s and 1960s as a receptionist. She later worked for the PJ Kranz Insurance Co. as a secretary. Barbara was an avid reader and spent many hours reading at their vacation home, a log cabin in the Pennsylvania Allegany Mountains. She was a long time member of the Toledo Woman's Club.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gilbert; daughters, Peggy Papay (Michael Moore), Pamela (Joseph) Szmania, and Pattie (Phillip) Keys; grandchildren, Phillip Keys, Jr., Frank, Darby and Grace Szmania. She will also be missed by her "bonus daughters", Robin Boose and Melissa Glover.
The family will receive friends at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, Sunday July 28, 2013, from 3 until 8 P.M. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 29, 2013, 11 A.M., at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Humane Society.
Online condolences may be offered at www.reebfuneralhome.com