Barbara Joan “Barb” Grabill, 83, Warsaw, passed away at 3:47 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at her home.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1934 in Pontiac, Mich. to Chester and Esther (Shoemaker) Myrben.
She graduated in 1953 from Pontiac High School and attended the University of Michigan and University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She was married Nov. 4, 1978 in Troy, Mich. to Lee J. Grabill who preceded her in death in 2012. She owned and operated The Travel Company in Pontiac, Mich. and Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Ohio in 1978 from Michigan and to Warsaw in 2012 from Ohio.
Former member and president of the Rotary Club in Columbus, former board member of the Heinzerling Foundation in Columbus, and volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation.
She is survived by her son, Jonathan Hopp, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Jenny (Kyle) Bohenkamper, Warsaw; two stepsons: Joseph (Melissa) Grabill, Columbus; Gary (LInda) Grabill, Washington; four granddaughters and seven grandsons; one great granddaughter; and a sister: Kathleen (Tom) Tucker, Sarasota, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Christopher Riley Hopp, and daughter, Sandra Joy Coe.
Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Columbus, Ohio at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to Heinzerling Foundation, 1800 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, OH 43223 or Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581. To send condolences to the Grabill family, please visit www.creamtionserviceskc.com