BOARDMAN – Memorial services and funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield for Barbara Eileen Huberty, 81, who passed away late Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019 at Hospice House in North Lima, OH.
Barbara was born April 1, 1938 in Canton, OH, the eldest daughter of the late William and Eileen Whitney Huberty.
She graduated from Canton McKinley High School and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kent State University. Barbara started her teaching career at Canfield High School in September, 1960. She taught English for 40 years at the high school, although she did teach Spanish, briefly, at the start of her career. One of her salient strengths as a teacher was her ability to help students become more capable writers and to help them appreciate great literature. In this quest to help students, her hope was for each of them to achieve greater success in life.
During retirement, Barbara volunteered or was an active board member of several local charitable organizations including Delta Kappa Gamma, The Friends of the Boardman Library, and The Boardman Historical Society. For many years, Barbara would spend her Friday afternoons volunteer-reading for Youngstown Radio Reading. She also served as a docent at The Butler Institute of American Art. In her spare time, she enjoyed the company of her friends, neighbors and two nephews.
She leaves her two nephews, Robert Huberty of Boardman, OH and Matthew Huberty of West Sacramento, CA.
Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Robert W. Huberty, and by her sister, Eleanor J. Huberty.
Friends may gather at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. The family requests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements by the Cremation & Funeral Service of Gary S. Silvat Inc. To view obituary and to send condolences family and friends may visit: www.cremateohio.com.