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Barbara Sherwood
January 17, 1929 - February 17, 2021
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Barbara will be privately buried next to her husband at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City, Ohio. A celebration of life in Minnesota will be announced this summer or fall, as will a graveside service in Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to The Minnetonka Center for the Arts, The Mayo Development Foundation, The Humane Society, Twin Cities Public Television or charity of donor’s choice

Barbara Lee Sherwood, 92, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter (Mary Alice) and son-in-law (Michael John Brenk) by her side, February 17, 2021 in Minnetrista, Minnesota. Mother was born January 17, 1929 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Joseph H. and Ruth A. (Walker) Blanton. She grew up at the Chillicothe Country Club…

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Frank J. Reed, Jr. left a message on March 15, 2021:
Dear Mary-Alice, Mike, Danny, and Victor and families, Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear mother. What an absolutely wonderful tribute you've written in her memory. 92 years old is a wonderful accomplishment. Even more was her deep love for each of you. I know you will miss her. We will too. Our thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time. Frank, Frances, Emily, Robert, and Ryan Reed and the rest of the Reed family here in Columbus, Ohio.
Ann L Buchfinck left a message on March 2, 2021:
Dear Mary Alice, Hello from Ann, Virginia Kaltenbach's daughter. I was so surprised to see your Mom's picture in the Sunday paper. Your Mom and my Mom were long time friends. They talked at least every 3 or 4 months. I remember when your Mom lived on Brand Rd. and you and my son, Aaron used to go into the the woods next to your Mom's house, and pick wild flowers. That was a long time ago. I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and I know you will have many long lasting memories of her. My Mom passed away in Oct. 2019 at age 95. Now your Mom and my Mom are together in heaven and your Mom has prepared a beautiful table for the two of them to sit down for lunch and enjoy a long chat, like old friends do. I'd love to hear from you some time after things settle down. I can be reached at [email protected] or 614-459-3610 Love and peace, Ann
Becky burton left a message on February 28, 2021:
Mary Alice and family, II live 2 doors from the Blanton’s on Jervis Rd. My memories of your mother were all good. She and my mother spoke often when she lived on Brand Rd. I remember Reed also as a fine gentleman. I also am an only. It it very sad to be alone. You are lucky to have sons and a husband . Your mother’s picture is very nice. She was lucky to have you. May God bless and comfort all of you.
Jacqueline Robbins left a message on February 28, 2021:
What a beautiful life, beautifully written. I will miss my birthday buddy. My first encounters with Barbara were through Maryalice at the Lord Fletchers instructional luncheons. I do miss those great cooking classes and the lovely group of women who regularly attended. Needless to say the January class was dominated by Barbara and Jacquie and their group of birthday guests. I have a picture of Barbara and I together at my 40th birthday at Lord Fletchers organized by our dear friend Heidi. Now I’m 59 and it seems like Barbara hadn’t changed a bit since then. My neck is saggy, my hair is gray, and my friend Barbara is far, far away. God bless her and keep her, and save me a place at the banquet ❤️
Ferguson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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