Barbara Jean Buffington, 89, of Springfield, Ohio went Home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Hearth & Home on Harding. She was born on December 6, 1931 in Springfield, Ohio to Herman & Ida Bell (Boozer) Smith.Barbara retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a Financial Officer after 37 years of service. After her retirement, she volunteered with the Clark County Literacy Coalition. She also was a volunteer at the St. Johns Rainbow Table and served in Volunteers in Service to America. She served as a Past President of the Clark County Missionary, was Chairperson of Baptist Training Union of Springfield, a member of the Springfield District Missionary Auxiliary, a Member of the Western Union Baptist District Association, a member of the Ohio Baptist General Conference, a member of Church Women United and the last original member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.
Barbara also loved traveling the world, singing in community choirs (the Chantelle’s), and making meals for different organizations and fellowships. She also loved spending the holidays with her family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Herman & Ida Bell Smith; her husband, Bee Braxton Buffington; all of her 9 siblings, Catherine Elizabeth, J.C., LeRoy, Levi, Herman Jr., Ella Louise, Robert Burns Wilson, Virginia Lee and Betty Jane; nieces, Donna Fletcher and Lisa Ervin and nephews, Roland, Richard (Dickie) & John Smith and Earl Price. Barbara is survived by many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews and great great nieces & nephews, cousins and friends who will cherish her memory.
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