Barbara Jo Walters

SALEM – Barbara Jo Walters, 75, of Columbiana died at 5:39 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.

She was born Dec. 2, 1937 in Salem the daughter of the late Glen Regal and Esther (Groves) Regal Warner. Barbara was a waitress for 10 years at the Heck’s Restaurant in Columbiana and previously was the former part owner of Wedgewood Management in Youngstown for 10 years.

She attended the Greenford Christian Church and was a 1956 graduate of Salem High School. Barbara was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved her best friend, her dog, Daisy.

Survivors include a son, Darrell (Tina) Walters of Boardman; two daughters, Rhonda Simmons and Vickie McKenna both of Columbiana; two sisters, a twin sister, Beverly (Ronnie) Bush of Greenford and Shirley Brennan of Deltona, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jason, Nicholas and Carina Walters, Ryan and Maggie Rohrbaugh and Tracey (Jeremiah) DeVito; and all of her dear friends at the Harmony Village in Columbiana.

Besides her parents, two brothers, Leslie and Robert Regal; and, three sisters, Velma DeLong, Betty Harley and Donna Bortner, also preceded her in death.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem.

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(Paid obituary)