October 5, 1927 - December 14, 2019
Beatrice M. (Simon) Barlage,
Age 92, formerly of Ft. Recovery Road, Houston, passed away of natural causes Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019, at the Landings in Sidney, Ohio. She was born October 5, 1927, in Russia, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Opal (Monnier) Simon. On October 5, 1949, at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Beatrice married Robert B. Barlage who preceded her in death on April 3, 2011. She is survived by eight of nine children: Barbara & Alan Duling of Troy, Chuck & Bethany Barlage of Suwanee, GA, Diane & Michael Trego of Celina, David & Cheryl Barlage of Lewistown, Shirley & Don Goldschmidt of Fort Loramie, Bob Jr. & Julie Barlage of Russia, Kathy Trent (dec.), Kevin & Jerri Barlage of Houston and Eric & Mindy Barlage of Versailles; twenty-four of twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law: Malvina Simon of San Diego, CA, Ruth Simon of Piqua, Doris Barlage of Dayton, Marge Barlage of Dayton and Peg Heitkamp of Fort Loramie as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by six siblings: Lloyd & Otilia Simon, Clarabelle & Lawrence Eilerman, Clarence Simon, Joan & Roger Barga, Bernard Simon and Pauline Simon.
Beatrice was a 1945 graduate of Russia High School. She retired in 1996 from Wilson Health Hospital where she had been a cafeteria worker. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, St. Ann's Ladies Sodality and The Gathering Place in Russia. Bea enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and baking her favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. She also enjoyed solving word search puzzles and watching the Game Show Network. An amazing mom, grandma & great-grandma, Bea will be greatly missed by all.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Friday, December 20, 2019, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Newport with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Church Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to Wilson Health Hospice or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.