Patricia A. Barklow, age 81, of Lewis Center, passed away at Riverside Hospital following a brief illness on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Elkhart, IN on December 3, 1936. She retired from the State of Ohio Recycling Division after 36 years of service. She loved household duties such as cleaning, laundry and cooking. She was known to make the best sauerkraut every New Year’s Day. She had even been trusted with her mother-in-law’s coveted homemade noodle recipe. On the days that she was not cooking, she enjoyed going out to eat with her family. She also loved watching television, especially her current favorites, Chicago Fire and This is Us. She particularly enjoyed the shopping networks, QVC and HSN, and did not hesitate to make a purchase if something caught her eye. She also loved to travel; FL, Vegas and cruises on the open sea were among her favorite destinations.
First and foremost, she was a family woman. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and looked forward to Jackie’s daily phone call. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother with a true giving nature. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed dearly. Her family knows they will see her again in Heaven as she has strong beliefs and unwavering faith.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 44 years, Charles Barklow; daughter, Susan Lowry and her parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth Heider.
Survived by daughters, Deedee (Chris) Paykoff and Cathy (Kenn) Bowes; grandchildren, Heather (Thornton) Lindquist, Christopher (Kelly) Paykoff, Patrick Blamer and Jackie (Brent) Hayner; great-grandchildren, Nikki Deaner, Andrew Deaner, Kylie Paykoff, Kalynn Paykoff, Kenadee Paykoff and Jordan Hayner; along with numerous loving extended family and a host of friends.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public services. Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the Delaware County Humane Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.