Barbara Jane Bywater, 77, of McConnelsville passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville. She was born January 11, 1943 in Columbus to the late, Floyd James Pugh and Cordie Brown Pugh. Barbara had worked at the Post Grocery Store in Reinersville and attended the Seventh Street Church Of Christ in McConnelsville. Barbara is survived by two daughters; Shirley Mae Bywater of Columbus and Velma Lou Janes of Hackney; three sisters, Alein Bywater and Eveline Schwab both of McConnelsville and Helen Bickley of Malta. Also surviving are grandchildren; Rhett Janes, Frederich Janes, Anastasia Morton, Duncan Janes, Dimitri Janes, Amanda Bywater, Brittney Bywater, Tara Woerner, Travis Woerner, Jeffrey Marple; a great grandchild, Dolly Janes and Carson Daniel Bywater; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Jeff Bywater; two sons, Chester Lee Bywater and Daneil Bywater; a sister, Kathleen Schwab; and three brothers, Calvin, Melvin, and Alvin Pugh. Given current public health concerns, a graveside service only will be held at McConnelsville Cemetery where Barbara will be laid to rest beside her husband, William. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Street Church Of Christ S. Seventh & Union, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756. Miller-Huck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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