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Mary Barbara Girts

August 1, 1938 ~ November 5, 2018 (age 80)

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Youngstown - Mary Barbara Girts, 80, died November 5, 2018 at Hospice of the Valley, Hospice House.

Mrs. Girts, know as Barb was born August 1, 1938 in Youngstown, a daughter of James and Stella Kalaher Russell.

She was a 1956 graduate of South High School and was a secretary for Standard Slag for 6 years.

She was a member of Christ Church Presbyterian in Youngstown. Barb was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed quilting,

gambling, and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Charles, whom she married Sept. 15, 1962 at the Chapel of Friendly Bells in Youngstown; one son, James Girts of Boardman; two daughters, Karen Girts of Youngstown and Alice (John) Banko of Boardman; two grandchildren, Melanie Banko of Boardman and Samantha Banko of Boardman.

She was preceded in death by both her parents.

A memorial service will be held at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM with officiating Pastor Mark Thomas.

Contributions may be made to Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, OH 44511 or Make-A-Wish Foundation,

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Memorial Service
November 10, 2018

11:30 AM
Davis-Becker Funeral Home Boardman
8536 Market Street
Boardman, OH 44512

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