Barden, Boyd

Written by David Green.

Boyd Barden, 94, of Lyons, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.

Boyd was born Dec. 20, 1915, to Jesse and Mabel (Standish) Barden in the home he would live in for the majority of his life.  On Nov. 24, 1936, he married Alice Wheeler, who survives.

Boyd was a farmer in Fulton County, Ohio, his entire working life. He also served as a milk hauler for Driggs Dairy, both cans and bulk milk.  His life was his family and community.  He served in various positions in the Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio.  He also served on the Lyons Board of Education for many years.

In addition to his wife, Boyd is survived by two daughters, Arlene Wilson of Sylvania, Ohio, and Bette Hudnutt of Maumee, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Holly Wilson of Oxford, Ohio, Steve (and Jody) Wilson of Columbus, Ohio, Gretchen (and Sam) Strausbaugh of Defiance, Ohio, Tim (and Amy) Pennington, Mike (and Denise) Pennington, Bill (and Sarah) Pennington, all of Lyons, Ohio, Dave (and Bethany) Hudnutt of Durham, N.C., and Mark (and Jennifer) Hudnutt of Columbus; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by a son, Jackie, who died shortly after birth in 1941; a daughter, Karen Cox, who preceded him in death in 2008; and a granddaughter, Cindy Pennington, preceded him in death in 1965.

Visitation is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Eagle Funeral Home-Fink Chapel in Morenci, Mich.  A celebratory service will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. A private graveside service will be at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, Ohio. 

Memorial donations are suggested to the Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio, the Lyons Royalton Township Fire Department or a Hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

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