Barbara Kurtz


BRYAN -- Barbara Jean Kurtz, 59, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient.

She was a homemaker and graduated from high school through James Madison University.

Barbara was born May 17, 1955, in Wauseon, Ohio, the daughter of John G. and Nina M. (Ledyard) Throne. She married Edward J. Kurtz on January 30, 1976, and he preceded her in death.

Barbara is survived by her sons, John E. Kurtz, of Bryan, Robert L. Kurtz, of Florida, Joseph V. (Jackie) Kurtz, of Defiance, Dale T. Kurtz, of Bryan and Phillip J. Kurtz, of Bryan; grandson, Kevin M. Kurtz, of Pulaski; stepgrandsons, Cody and Travis Jenkins, both of Defiance; great-grandson, Nycholaas McConnell, of Perrysburg; stepmother, Dorothy Throne, of Paulding; brothers, Gale Throne, of Statesboro, Georgia, and Jeffery (Bonnie) Throne, of Milan, Illinois; sisters, Karen (Rick) Hippenstiel, of Point Verda Beach, Florida, and Shirley Fogleman, of Papua, New Guinea; and a special friend, Dawn Tocaciu, of Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepgranddaughter, Ashley Jenkins; and a sister, Jonell Throne.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church in Bryan on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 6 p.m. Krill Funeral Service in Bryan has been entrusted with Barbara's arrangements.

Memorial contributions are requested to the family in care of Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit

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