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“I would like to express my sympathies to the family. I hope that this wonderful promise found in John 5:28,29 that says "Do not marvel at this,...Read More »
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“Charlie and Scott, I worked with Barb for 12 yrs. at the Veterans Office and she was such a good friend. She was so caring when my daughter, Chrystal...Read More »
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“Dear Charlie, You know our hearts and prayers are forever with you. We will miss Barbara very much! Her sweet, gentle ways will live on forever in...Read More »
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“Dear Charlie, I knew Barb thru her work with Ohio's Veterans and her love, kindness and compassion for our countries warriors did not go unnoticed...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mickey Volkman

“Dear Charles: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Barb. You have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dan and Christine Ternosky

“Chuck & Raymond, We will deeply miss Barb. I will forever remember her kindness and sencerity. You both will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Tracy & Steve Hughes

“Charlie Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The memory of Barb's love and kindness will always be in my heart. I know that...Read More »
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“Chuck, I just saw Barb's obituary, and I know that you are a very strong person as she was, but I will pray for you and strength for tomorrow, and I...Read More »
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Barbara A. Wiggs, age 63, of Atwater, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Canterbury Villa in Alliance.
She was born January 27, 1947 in Ravenna, Ohio to Joseph and Helen (Seckel) Dobrilovic.
Barb graduated in 1965 from Atwater High School, and worked for eighteen years for the Portage County Veterans Service; three years in the front office and fifteen years as a Veterans Benefits Counselor.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mogadore, Ohio.
Barb was an Accredited Representative of the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, AmVets, and Jewish War Veterans.
She was also a member of AVVA Chapter 157 of Alliance, and Dancing Country, a Northeast Ohio Dance Club. Barb enjoyed planting and tending her many flower gardens.
Barb's passion for thirty years was being a Veterans Advocate, as a volunteer and as a profession. Her professional status changed many lives.
Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Wiggs, whom she married September 2, 1967; son, Scott (Kim) Wiggs of Heath, Ohio; sister, Theresa (Lou) Casey of San Angelo, Texas; mother-in-law, Lena Wiggs of Ravenna; and brother-in-law, Larry (Lorraine) Wiggs of Greenville, South Carolina.
Barb enjoyed all her favorite nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Brian Wiggs.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Atwater Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 44601.

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