Barbara Lynn Lewis was born to Gerald and Marjorie (nee’ Nelson) Stoll on December 17, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio. She passed away peacefully on June 23, 2021 in Mason, Ohio.
Barb was an educator for 35 years. She graduated from Rogers High School in 1964 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1968. Her love of learning continued, receiving a Master of Arts in 1987 from the College of Mount St. Joseph, in addition to post-graduate hours from Ashland University, University of Akron, and Walsh University.
She was selfless throughout life, always putting others first and working to make others’ lives better. As a mother, she created a practical, yet welcoming home environment that saw her constantly hosting her children’s friends for meals on no notice. Through her teaching career, she would volunteer extra time during the school year and summer to work with students to help them out. After retirement, she was a cancer survivor and committed a great deal of time helping others in a variety of ways through volunteering at multiple charities. She served as an officer on the board of the Hudson-Wise Foundation for God’s Special Children, volunteered at Medina Community Services Center, and the Battered Women’s Shelter.
Barb was a lover of books, nature, gardening, travel, and mostly of her family and friends. She never turned down an opportunity for conversation or a friendly debate. She was an avid Browns, Indians, and Ohio State fan. She enjoyed interacting with her kids during games, discussing their shortcomings or triumphs.
Barb is survived by her beloved sons, John Eshman (Maria) and Craig Eshman (Dawn), cherished granddaughters, Sicilia, Amelia and Bridgette, dearest brother, Gary Stoll (Rita), nieces, Elaine Stoll and Laura Kohl (Matt), and many dear friends.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, June 30 from 4pm-7pm, at Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, Ohio. Services will begin at 6 pm, and there will be food and refreshments available prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Medina Community Services Center, 655 N. Broadway St, Medina, OH 44256 or HMC Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd, Medina, OH 44256.