She married Keith R. McKee on April 25, 1970, and he survives in Forest. Barbara is also survived by children Sonya (Kenneth) Drumm, Forest, Gregg (Jane) McKee, Mt. Blanchard, Susan (Scott) Eiting, Wharton, Stacy (Larry) Wickiser, Carey, Scott (Toni) McKee, Ridgeway, Beate Vosswinkel, Germany, 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brothers James (Linda) Thomas, Defiance, Jerry (Marsha) Thomas, Upper Sandusky, Joseph (Julie) Thomas, Upper Sandusky. Mrs. McKee was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Keegan McKee.
Barbara retired from Kroger in Kenton after 27 years of employment, then she and her husband were co-owners of the Grid Iron Bar & Grill in Forest. She was a member of Moose Lodge 428, Kenton, and Forest VFW Post 1182 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. McKee was a former member of the Red Hat Club. She held multiple offices in Kenton bowling leagues. Barbara worked with the Board of Elections at the Forest precinct. She enjoyed collecting dolls, raising flowers, and spending time with her family & friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30AM Wed. Oct. 23, 2019 in Clark Shields Funeral Home with Pastor Kenneth Drumm officiating. Interment will follow in Patterson Cemetery, Forest. Visitation will be held Tue. Oct. 22, 2019 from 2-8PM at Clark Shields Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bridge Hospice in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843. Visit www.shieldsfh.com to send a condolence, or to view the life tribute video.