HANOVERTON - Barbara Anna (Richey) Amon, 78, of Richey School Road, passed on to a better, kinder life at 3:23 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Salem Community Hospital.
Barbara was born March 8, 1935, in Summitville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Homer and Camille (Crosser) Richey.
A 1953 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, she graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing in 1956 and was a registered nurse. She was employed by the Bacon and Cibula Clinic for 33 years and Salem Internal Medicine for 14 years. In her retirement, she volunteered with Hospice of the Valley and Medical Reserve Corp of Ohio. Her aim in life was for people to be happy and enjoy life.
She married the love of her life, Richard D. Amon on March 11, 1956. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1981. They had no children of their own, but traveled much with their second family of Salem Area Scampers and danced with the Salem Square Wheels. After Richard's death, Barbara continued to travel, dance, and golf.
Barbara was a member of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, where she was an ordained elder. She was also active in the Presbyterian Woman, both at the local and Presbytery level; was a member of the Epsilon Tau Sorority; Salem and Minerva Square Dance Clubs; USBC Bowlers; and the Columbiana County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society.
She is survived by her sister, Carol (Arnold) Bruckner of Salem; brothers, John (Linda) Richey of Hanoverton, William (Linda S.) Richey of Midwest City, Okla., and Kenneth Richey of Salem; 14 nieces and nephews; 24 grand nieces and nephews; and many great-grand nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating Barbara's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, Plymouth Street, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423 with the Rev. Tom Allmon officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, Lisbon, and friends may visit Barbara's memorial webpage and send condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.