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Mrs. Barbara Jean Near

Obituary for Mrs. Barbara Jean Near

December 27, 1926 - September 17, 2017
Strongsville, Ohio | Age 90

Loving Mother & Dear Friend of Many


Barbara Jean Near (nee Gray), age 90, of Strongsville, Ohio; beloved wife of the late David P. Kuhns, and the late Jess E. Near; loving mother of Beatrice M. Barringer (Stuart Holdren) of Mineral, Virginia; dear friend of many. Barbara was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star New Hope Chapter No. 590, and was a longtime supporter of Shriners International. She passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Shriners Hospital for Children, International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607, or please visit, or to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, or please visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, where Order of Eastern Star services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Private interment at Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon, Ohio.


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