Barbara Ruth Niese,
86, formerly from Marion, Ohio, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2020, in
Barb was born on
February 7, 1934, to the late Florence and Felix Gulker, of Ottawa, Ohio.
She married her
high school sweetheart, James Niese, on August 18, 1956, who died December
Barbara was a
school teacher for the Marion City Schools for 34 years. In her retirement,
she enjoyed traveling with Jim as members of the Happy Wanderers Travel
Club. She was an active member of the Marion chapter of Artisanís Guild,
creating works of art that to this day are displayed in her childrenís
She is survived by
two sons, James S. (Susan) Niese of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Roger T. (Jill)
Niese of London, Ohio; two daughters, Jennifer E. (Scott) Vidimos, of
Chesterton, Indiana, and Carrie J. (Steve) Shane of Pleasant Prairie,
Wisconsin; nine grandchildren Adam Vidimos, Joan (Vidimos) Kisic, Christine
(Vidimos) Joyce, of Chesterton Indiana; Laura Niese of Bali, Indonesia, Will
Niese, of Columbus Ohio; Molly and Morgan Niese, of London, Ohio; Hannah and
Allison Shane, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; six great grandchildren, and
a sister, Judy Weis.
Two sisters, Jeanne
Gulker Ahman and Marilyn Gulker Bruskotter, and a brother, William Gulker,
preceded her in death.
A funeral service
will be scheduled for family and friends when the current pandemic crisis
has passed, and family is able to welcome all loved ones with open arms.
In honor of Barb,
donations can be made to Dunes Hospice (