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CANFIELD – Barbara J. Feren, 87, passed away at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in her home.

Mrs. Feren, the daughter of Frank and Della (McElroy) Echard, was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Columbiana.

Barbara was a graduate of South High School and was a member of the Greenford Christian Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for Greyhound Bus Lines as a telephone information specialist in Youngstown, from where she retired in 1965.

She was active in the Big Reach Center of Hope and also the Golden Heirs of Old North Church in Canfield.

Barbara was very devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Feren was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Swartzfager and her second husband, Edward V. Feren, who passed away on April 7, 2002. She married Edward on July 20, 1962.

She is survived by three sons, Edward Feren of Jacksonville, Fla., Donald (Denise) Feren of Canfield and Leonard A. (Rhonda) Swartzfager of Gainesville, Fla.; three daughters, Carole (John) Davis of Canfield, Lynda Kale of Charlotte, N.C. and Miss Debra K. Feren of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Don (Lynda) Feren, Brad (Krystal) Feren, John (Clara) Soldo, Todd (Michele) Feren, Josh Kale, Wendy (Phil) Morgan, Missi (Jason) Becker, Beth (Bob) Perkins, Sarah Davis, Jenelle Swartzfager, Bert Hayden and Jack Madden; and 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Noah Bainbridge, Trae and Trevor Perkins, Drew, Jamie, Tara, and Laurel Feren, Kailyn and Kylee Lambert, and Gavin Rothwell.

Also preceding her in death are a son, Ricky Feren and a sister, Dorothy Williams.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the Greenford Christian Church in Greenford.

Service time is at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the church with Sean Kelly, John Bush and Brent Allen officiating, followed by a procession to Canfield Village Cemetery for burial.

Material contributions may be made to the Big Reach Center of Hope, Greenford, OH.

Friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest register or send private condolences online.

Arrangements are being handled by the Seederly-Mong & Beck in North Lima.

Guestbook Entries

“We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

 » Sue & Carl McDermott on September 10, 2011

“God has called for you,now you are home an at free from all pain an sufering.”

 » John Bell on September 10, 2011

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