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Obituary: Barbara Rion

Written By Editor on 10/31/20 | 10/31/20

Prattsville – Barbara Helen Jaeger Rion, 75, born on July 1, 1945 of Prattsville passed away on October 26, 2020 after a brief illness.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Herman and Margaret  Jaeger Jr., her husband, Walter Rion, a granddaughter Sierra Thorington, her in-laws Marvin and Virginia Rion, and her siblings and in-laws; Joan Gonzalez, Herman and Linda Jaeger, James Jaeger, Carole and Stanley Sutton, Linda and William Hoagland, Karl Jaeger, and Debbie and Robert Kenneally.

She is survived by her children Lisa (Edwin) Zimmerman, Jr.; Bobby (Sandi) Rion, and Chrissy (Jim) Thorington, along with 3 grandchildren, Kyle and Kendall Thorington and Robert Rion.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and chatting with her neighbors. She loved to bake including her famous lemon merengue pie, and banana and zucchini bread, which was loved by many. She looked forward to following her grandchildren and nieces and nephews at sporting events, playing cards and planting flowers. She especially enjoyed her phone calls from her nephews and nieces and her love of Fireball mixed with Rum Chata. She was the last of her eight siblings to leave this earth and now the Jaeger clan has been reunited! She always remarked, “I know how loved I am.”

A viewing will take place at Decker’s Funeral Home, 5312 Main Street,  Windham on Wednesday, October 28th from 2-6 PM, with a service to be held on Thursday, October 29th at 10 AM at the Prattsville Community Church, Main Street, Prattsville, with a burial to follow immediately thereafter. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Community Church Hall immediately following the burial for refreshments. Masks will be required.

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