Barbara Louise Kovalovsky, 71, of Austintown, Ohio, died Thursday morning December 6, 2018 at Austinwood Manor.
She was born May 7, 1947 in Youngstown, OH, daughter of John L. and Marjorie (Buckley) Rudzenski and had been a lifelong area resident.
Barbara was a 1965 graduate of Boardman High School and had attended Y.S.U. She earned an Associates Degree from Penn-Ohio College in Youngstown. She had been an office manager for Callos Medical in Girard.
Before suffering her stroke in 2002, Barbara loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially with her grandchildren. She loved cooking, shopping. Barbara was a "people magnet" and was loved by all.
Besides her mother of Boardman, she leaves three daughters, Elizabeth A. (Chris) Jordan of NC, Kristine A. Kovalovsky and Kathleen A. Felger both of Boardman; a brother, James (Linda) Rudzenski of Va.; two nieces, Heather Rudzenski of Fla., and Jamie (Patrick) Richardson of Louisiana; six grandchildren, Justin Texter, Jennifer Greier, Kenneth Greier, Zachary Felger, Amber Felger, and MacKenzie Felger. She also leaves two great-grandchildren, Cameron Riggan and Savannah Midgett.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father.
Services for Barbara will be planned for a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman.
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