Barbara Jean Caldwell, 86, of Covington, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at Garbry Ridge, Piqua. She was born May 23, 1935, in Darke County, to the late Arthur Denis and Margaret Teckla (Bernholt) Magoto. She married Clarence B. Caldwell on August 22, 1953; he preceded her in death on February 6, 1993.
She will be missed and remembered by her children, Bonnie (Rob) Smith of Bradford and Brian (Robin) Caldwell of Covington; three sisters, Helen (Daryl) Huelskamp of Bradford, Rita (Jack) Byram of Bradford, and Nancy Stocker of Covington; 12 grandchildren, Dustin (Jill) Brumbaugh, Derick (Kim) Brumbaugh, Clare, Nicholas, Matthew, Jacob, Emma, Anthony, Grace, Benjamin, Damian and Faith Caldwell; step-grandchildren Michael (Erica) Smith and Carmen (Jeff) Gephart; great-grandchildren Peyton, Lacey, Ethan and Evan; and step-great-grandchildren Carter, Cash and Jax. She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Magoto.
Barbara was a 1953 graduate of Troy High School and was a longtime member of St. Teresa Catholic Church. She had worked for Hobart Corp., Buckeye Insurance, and she and Clarence owned and operated Caldwell Farm Center of Covington. She later retired from Hartzell Fan. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 2, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 W. U.S. Rt. 36, Covington, with Rev. James Duell as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa Church. Online condolences may be left for the Caldwell family at www.moorefh.com.