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Barbara J. Harder

February 14, 1930 ~ April 21, 2018 (age 88)

DALTON – Barbara J. Harder, age 88, passed away on April 21, 2018.

Born on February 14, 1930 in Hubbard, OH to the late Lewis and Myrtle (Kuhns) Reese, she was a resident of Dalton for 47 years, previously of Hubbard.  Barbara retired in 1990 as Treasurer of the City of Hudson. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and loved to cross stitch and give those items to family and friends.

Preceded in death by a great grandson, Blayne Nussbaum and two siblings, she is survived by her husband of 68 years, William “ Bill”; children, Jim (Sally) of Mt. Vernon, OH, Diane Nussbaum, David (Cathy), Alan (Debra) all of Dalton; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other family and many friends.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4275 Lincoln Way W., Massillon, OH, 44647 with Pastor Katie Jacob, officiating.  A private family inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Hubbard, OH at a later date.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, or Aultman Compassionate Care, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. N.W., Canton, OH, 44708.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-828-2536)

Donations may be made to:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
4275 Lincoln Way W., Massillon OH 44647

Aultman Compassionate Care Hospice
2821 Woodlawn Ave NW, Canton OH 44708

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