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Mrs. Barbara DeMars – Passed away – (Geometry teacher)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 28, 2018

Barbara Lynne Julius DeMars died peacefully on December 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 14, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio, to Carl and Dorothy (Greenwald) Julius.

Barbara married John Joseph DeMars on August 29, 1964, and together they enjoyed 53 years of marriage. Barbara graduated from Libbey High School in 1960 and the University of Toledo in 1966, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.She taught Math at McAuley High School from 1963-1970, and Libbey from 1975-2001. Barbara also worked part time at Toledo Trust Bank during her summer college years. Barbara took many classes at Kent State University, working to earn her Master’s degree. She was a longtime, active member of her church, Bethel Lutheran.Barbara and John enjoyed summering with their family at the Lazy River Campground in Pioneer, Ohio. She volunteered at UTMC, and enjoyed traveling with her church group to Russia, China and Australia. Barbara enjoyed visiting with her sister, Bonnie, in San Francisco, while attending her teacher’s conventions.She is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Shannon Keefer; son, Rob (Kelly) DeMars; grandchildren, Lilly and Cole Keefer, Justin and Max DeMars, and Taylor Rhoades; her sister, Bonnie Julius (Richard) Kachure.Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Thursday, December 28 from 5-8 p.m. The Funeral ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Coyle on Friday, December 29th, with burial at Toledo Memorial Park. Donations may be given to Bethel Lutheran Church. Please leave a condolence message for the family at

View the online memorial for Barbara Lynne Julius DeMars


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