Barbara Ann Hunter Friend

Barbara Ann Hunter Friend, age 83, passed away on Wednesday June 19 at their vacation cottage in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Barbara was a beloved wife of 65 years and a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She graduated from West High School in 1954, was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church by the Sea in Nags Head, North Carolina.

Barbara was preceded in death by her precious daughter, Lori Lee Gerber. She is survived by her loving husband, Russell E. Friend; three daughters, Diana Lee (Harry) Seaman, Vicki Lee (Addison) Clark, and Teri Lee (Pat) O’Conner; three grandchildren, Donnie (Kristen) Naegel, Greg (Jessica) Gerber, and Lauren (Spencer) Conte; four great-grandchildren, Keira and Jaxon Naegel, Alexandra Conte, and Grayson Gerber; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral and burial will be held back home in Ohio by Schoedinger Funeral Home of Columbus. Memorial donations are welcome at Albemarle Hospice, 208 Hastings Lane, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop funeral services was entrusted with local arrangements.