Cathy D. Barchalk

Cathy Dawn Barchalk, 69, of Rootstown, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at her home.

She was born March 16, 1945 in Warren to Robert and Doris (Dickson) Kouba. Cathy earned her Bachelor Degree from St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing in Akron in 1967. Cathy was retired and had worked as a nurse at several organizations including Hattie Larlam and Kelly Healthcare Recourses. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kent. She will be remembered for her love of horses and her healing and creative hands. She was skilled in nursing (people and animals), painting, and playing the piano. She thoroughly enjoyed her land.

She is survived by daughters, Bethann (Matthew) Zaveson of Deerfield and Laura (Greg) Krieger of Mogadore; son, Todd Barchalk of Alliance; six grandchildren; mother, Doris Kouba of Chardon; brother, Scott (Mary) Kouba of Stow; and sister, Leslie Bednar of Chardon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Barchalk in 2010.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, July 20th at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Douglas Fidler officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Great Hall. Memorials may be made to the Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary, 5623 New Milford Road, Ravenna, OH 44266. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

(RC 7-17-14)

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