Marian Frances Barnaba, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, 85, of Newark, died
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born July 5, 1933 in
Huntington, WV to the late Louis and Clara (Hickok) Adams.
Marian spent her working career in various administrative positions with Newark businesses and the
Defense Department and volunteered for over 33 years at Licking Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed music
and singing, genealogy, jigsaw puzzles, beach vacations and spoiling her pets. Her greatest joy was
spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim; three sons, Tom (Cheryl) of Hilliard OH, Joe (Marla) of
Granville OH, and Jim (Lorie) of Bellbrook OH; six grandchildren, Lindsey (Kyle), Kyle (Hannah),
Kaitlyn, Andrea, Meagan, and Jennifer; five great grandsons; and one brother, Bob Adams of Huntington,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and David Adams, and three
sisters Florence Spence, Thelma Ballangee and Eleanor Lykins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Dr. SW,
Heath, OH 43056 and/or Licking Memorial Hospital, Honorary and Memorial Giving Program;
Volunteer Program, 1320 W. Main St, Newark, OH 43055.
Visitation will be Friday, January 18, from 6-8 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st
St. Newark, where the funeral service will be Saturday, January 19 at 10:30 AM with visitation one hour
prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 AM. Pastor Scott Campbell will officiate the service and burial will
follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com