Barden, Alice

Written by David Green.

Alice Barden, 93, of Lyons, Ohio, died Dec. 16, 2010, at Kingston Residence in Sylvania, Ohio.

Alice was born Nov. 24, 1917, the daughter of Albert and Nellie (Brink) Wheeler.  On Nov. 24, 1936, she married Boyd Barden. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 2010.

Alice was a homemaker and her family was her life. She was a member of the Universalist Church of Lyons, Ohio.

She 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, and Bill (and Sarah) Pennington, all of Lyons, Dave (and  Bethany) Hudnutt of Durham, N. C., and Mark (and Jennifer) Hudnutt of Columbus; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Alice was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Berneta Sallows, Helen Halpin and Dorris Johnston; a son, Jackie, died shortly after birth in 1941; a daughter, Karen Cox, who died in 2008; and a granddaughter, Cindy Pennington, who died in 1965.

Visitation is planned from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Eagle Funeral Home-Fink Chapel in Morenci, Mich.  A celebratory service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. A private graveside service will be at the Lyons Cemetery in Lyons. 

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

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