Barbara Denton (1949-2019)


Barbara Ann Denton, age 70, of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at the Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center. 

She was born March 29, 1949 in Wauseon to LaViere and Treva (Lawrence) Zolman. Barbara was a 1967 graduate of Delta High School. Barbara enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Lance corporal until being honorably discharged on May 19, 1969.

Barbara was a member of the Delta Eagles Lodge 2597. She worked several years for Designer Shades making high quality custom drapes. She was a very talented seamstress who was known to design and make her own patterns. She was always working on projects, whether it was making dresses for the prom, costumes for Halloween or crocheting afghans. She passed on her interest to her granddaughters.

Barbara is survived by her son, Richard (Kendra) Denton of Delta, OH; granddaughters, Madison and Reegan; brother, Steven (Terry) Zolman; sisters, Kathy Zolman, Karen (Harold) Ford and Pat Finnerty, as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta. Funeral Services celebrating Barbara’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Donna Stutzman officiating.  Interment, with Military Rites, will follow at Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at


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