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Barbara Lee Dutcher

April 21, 1950 - April 11, 2021
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Barbara Lee Dutcher, 70, passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday April 11, 2021 in Nashville, TN with her family by her side.  Barbara, better known as Barb, Barbie, mom, or grandma fought pancreatic and liver cancer for the better part of this past year.  Barb was born to the late Donald and LouiseContinue Reading

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Kim Troup left a message on May 13, 2021:
Barb..If you knew her , met her once you know your life was richer for it She was the kindest person to grace this earth even mad she smiled ... My life now has a hole in it where her name is written on my heart Condolences to the whole family but most especially to Don May your memories keep her spirit alive
Julie Foller left a message on April 19, 2021:
[email protected] I worked with Barb at Kroger in Lewis Center, Ohio. She was a very kind and humble lady. I was honored to know her. So sorry for her family and friends. RIP BARB !!!
Diane Birckbichler left a message on April 18, 2021:
I was so sorry to hear of Barb's passing and wish I had known about the memorial service so that I could have told you personally I much I enjoyed Barb and agreed with the descriptions of her in the lovely obituary that you prepared for her. We had many shared memories of our time as neighbors on Aldrich Road and I look back on them fondly. I wish you the very best as you move forward without the presence of Barb but am sure that the lessons and gifts that she gave you will help you navigate the days and years ahead. Diane
Dick Fetter left a message on April 17, 2021:
Barb’s death is difficult. It’s difficult to let go of a life well lived. The Dutcher’s home was twenty feet from our home. Those many years when we lived side by side, were the most memorable unforgettable prime years when we were becoming families. They were the years when as neighbors, friends and parents, we found satisfaction watching as the Dutcher and Fetter sons were friends and had joy and fun together. We fretted and weathered through the times when those same sons felt hurt, sad or anger toward each other. We did the best we could with the skills we had in that Petri dish to make our four little male barbarians into civilized adults. Barb successfully was the guide and teacher of our civilizing efforts. Don and Dick often strategized parenting over Miller High Life’s in the Dutcher garage as our sons grew into adult sons who are now repeating the same loving process with their children. We traveled to Gus Mackers together in the summers. We met Barb’s beloved rabbits. When Barb turned 40, we laughed when her face grew red with embarrassment at the photos of her birthday party that showed a male stripper doing a dance in front of her. And the list grows longer of episodes from Aldrich Road when we were neighbors. Barb’s distinguishing characteristic was her kindness. She gave those of us who were fortunate to know her, the gift of her authentic warm smile. Barb did naturally what most of us need to learn over and over again throughout life - she was a naturally kind, loving person who easily showed compassion and concern for all of Earth’s children. If you knew Barb, you felt accepted and safe. She did no harm and she was as kind and as gentle as the rabbits she loved.
ronnie mac left a message on April 17, 2021:
I am sending prayers, love and well wishes to all who are hurting from Momma Dutcher's going home. She will be missed! Love Uncle Mac.
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Eran Rozenfeld left a message on April 15, 2021:
Equashield's thoughts and prayers are with you.
David Warren left a message on April 15, 2021:
Such a kind woman to myself and all she met .
Judy Morse left a message on April 15, 2021:
In memory of Barbara Lee Dutcher, Judy Morse lit a candle
Rosemary Cathcart left a message on April 15, 2021:
Barb was a real trooper just 2 weeks prior to her passing when she helped rescue my new puppy Brady during a thunderstorm ~ when I took her a thank you gift the next day I asked if it had worn her out and her comment was, "Absolutely not. That was exhilarating and so much fun!" Typical response from this good-hearted and loving woman. She will be dearly missed by all of us. xoxo
Michael Smith left a message on April 15, 2021:
Such a joyful loving friend. So very sorry for your loss
Lumen Cremation left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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