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Barbara J. DeRan

December 9, 1938 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Barbara DeRan Obituary

Barbara Jean DeRan, went to join her husband, parents and many friends and relatives at the Lord’s house on January 30, 2024, at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.


She was born in Tiffin on December 29, 1938, to Henry F. and Dorothy M. (Snay) Eborg.


After graduating from Old Fort High School in 1956, she married Thomas B. DeRan at Old Fort EUB Church on June 30, 1957. They were married for 53 years until he passed on January 1, 2011.


They were the parents of four children: Tom of Chandler, AZ, Vicki of Findlay, Ted of Athens, TN, and Valerie who is deceased.


When they were first married, Tom was in the US Navy, and they lived in several different states and overseas. They settled in Sycamore where their children all graduated from Mohawk High School. They moved to Findlay in 1983 where Barbara was in the banking industry for over 30 years, starting as a teller and retiring as a mortgage loan originator. After retirement, she was a traveling notary for several years.


Barbara was active in the communities where they lived. She was a founding member of the Lioness Clubs in Sycamore and Upper Sandusky. She was a board member of the Zonta Club of Findlay and the John Hudson Center, as well as a member of the Hancock Leadership Class of 1989. She held several leadership roles in her church as well.


Others left behind to cherish Barbara’s memory are nine grandchildren, Michael (Greta), Tim (Noel) and Andrew DeRan; Michelle and Matthew (Ashley) Scherger; Rachael (Dustin) Anderson; Erica, Danielle, and Shaun Hutchison; five great-grandchildren, Alexi, Tyler, Wyatt, Charlotte, and Jack. The grandchildren live in many different states, so she did not see them often but kept up with them through social media. They were the light of her life.


Friends and family may visit Friday, February 2, 2024, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Journey at Christ Church, 225 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay. Barbara’s funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at the church with visitation one hour prior 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pastor Trevor Wright will preside.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society www.donate.cancer.org


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February 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Journey at Christ Church United Methodist
225 W. Bigelow Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

February 3, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Journey at Christ Church United Methodist
225 W. Bigelow Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Journey at Christ Church United Methodist
225 W. Bigelow Ave
Findlay, OH 45840


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/


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