Barbara Ellen Thoman

ELKTON – Barbara Ellen Thoman, 73, of Elkton, died at 2:53 a.m. Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic.

Born Dec. 15, 1940, in Lisbon, she was the eldest daughter of the late Emil “Jingles” and Wilma (Morris) Mills.

Mrs. Thoman, a 1958 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School, retired as the Columbiana County law librarian and was a longtime Elkrun Township clerk. She was an active member of the Elkton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, John Thoman, whom she married June 13, 1959; two daughters, Tami (Phil) James of Hanoverton and Tina (Don) Coleman of Elkton; a son, John (Patti) Thoman of Lisbon; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons, Trent and Tanner Coleman of Elkton; two brothers, Ronnie Mills of Elkton and Lloyd “Jingles” Mills of Lisbon; and two sisters, Alice Brown of Salem and Cheryl Mills of Lisbon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home in Lisbon with Pastor Richard “Dick” Smith of her church officiating. Burial will follow at the Kemble Cemetery in Elkton.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at or to Lifebanc at Friends may also view Barbara’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at