Barbara Lee Pittner was born December 7, 1934 in Willard, Ohio, the second daughter of Raphael and Leo Mager. She is survived by her sister Sally O’Neill, and 2 sons Greg Pittner and David (Erin) Pittner. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald and her daughter Sarah “Sallie” Giese.
Barbara was adored by her grandchildren Cara (Christopher) Springer, John Giese Jr., Brittany Jones, Joseph Pittner, and Emma and Elise Pittner. She also had 6 great- grandchildren Zakery, Lilly, Sophie, Clark, Liana, Isabella, and Baby Blake due May 2021.
Barbara was a positive light to everyone who knew her. She was a nurse for 41 years at Wheeling Hospital and took care of people young and old after she retired. She was also a skilled seamstress and sought out by the community to mend, hem, and fix their garments. Additionally, Barbara was crafty and wrote beautiful poems. Many people received one of her beautiful pinecone wreaths, Santa Claus candy jars, and most recently, Knomes, among many other creations over the years. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing the piano and you could catch her singing and performing in the local plays at the Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling.
Barbara was a kind and warm soul who became fast friends with anyone she met. She found great joy in sitting down to play a game of cards, watching football on Sundays, and shopping at Boscovs. Barbara’s life was full of love, happiness, faith, family, and friends. Her positivity and advice was cherished by many and she will be greatly missed.
Friends will be received at the Wilson Funeral Home 920 National Road Brookside on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 3 till 8 pm, where services will be held on Friday at 10 am with Fr. John Mucha officiating, entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum Wheeling.
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