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Barbara Pence

Service Date: March 27, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Erlanger – Barbara Faye Schmidt Pence, age 73, died surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Barb is survived by her husband of 51 years to Don Pence, 2 children: daughter, Jennifer Pence Marsh and son, Andrew (Cari) Pence, 4 grandchildren: Evan Marsh, Jenna Marsh, Haley Pence, and Hannah Pence, goddaughter to Rachelle Bramlage-Schomburg and several cousins.

Barb graduated from Holmes High School, class of 1965. She also graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business from Eastern Kentucky University. She worked at McAlpin’s department store and The Central Trust Bank in Cincinnati. She retired from the University of Cincinnati dedicating 30 years of service to the medical and university campuses. She was also a member of several organizations and boards including, the Proud Kentucky Colonel and Tri-State Crime Stoppers. She volunteered her time as a Kenton County poll worker, a one on one reading coach at Ft. Wright Elementary School and was involved in the Community Volunteer Network. During retirement, Barb enjoyed reading, watching tv, listening to music, and traveling. She also enjoyed socializing with many friends and telling stories to her beloved grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, John Arthur and Blanche (Kohler) Schmidt and sister, Claire Lynn Schmidt of Covington, Ky.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger. A celebration of life will immediately follow at 1:30 pm. Due to COVID restrictions, masks will be required at the funeral home by all guests.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth-Edgewood Hospice Care Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Online condolences and live streaming of the service can be left at

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11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
1:30 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Barbara Pence

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12:00 am - 12:00 am

Barbara Pence



Dear Don and family,
I send my deepest sympathies to you, Jenny, Andy, and grandchildren. May dear Barb Rest In Peace.
Sharon Bennett

Heartfelt condolences

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Don,Jenny,Andy and the rest of Barb’s family.When I was coaching Jenny,
it was clear to me that Barb and Don were ideal parents. They were always caring,concerned,supportive and
loving parents. I know that Barb will be missed by many.
Coach and Sue Sorrell

Love and Prayers from Dick snd Jane

Dear Don and Family,
Barb was a great person. I really enjoyed working with her at University Hospital and remaining friends afterwards. We shared many laughs and went through some difficult times together. She was always upbeat, kind, loving and had the best sense of humor. Her smile and her laugh were her trademarks. She will be remembered and sorely missed. May she now rest in Heavenly peace.
Don, Barb has told me on numerous occasions how wonderful you and the kids have been during her illness. She appreciated all you did and you know, of course, how very much she loved you. May wonderful memories surround you during this difficult time.
God’s Blessings,
Dick and Jane Swaim

Deepest Sympathies

Dear Don and Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Barb always showed warmth and grace to all of us who worked with her at UC. She lifted my spirits many times and made me laugh so often. I am glad to have known and worked with her. She was a treasure.
Peg Buttermore

Love and sympathy

Dear Don and family-Barb was such a joyful person. Please know that we send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Bill and Sandy Kerlin

Cheerleader Forever

My heart is heavy. Sympathy to the Pence family

Remembering …

Don and family … how shocked I am this morning to read of Barb’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and offerings of prayer. Barb was always such a sweet, kind person, and will be missed.

I’ll always remember Barbara

Dear Pence family,
I met Barbara as a patient in the St Elizabeth Cancer Care Center. She will always share a special place in my heart. God Bless you Barbara and keep dancing with the angels. Karen D. Koeppe ❤️

Barb Pence Family

DON & Family. So SORRY for the LOSS of OUR Beloved “Barb”. I Know she’s at Peace in the Arms of God. We’ve Shared SO Many FOND Memories!
She was Lifted Up on the WINGS OF THE ANGELS. HUGS!

Crime Stoppers offers its deepest condolences

The membership of the Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers wishes to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Barb Pence. She was a valued member and good friend of all of us. May the good memories help get us through these difficult times.

Gene Ferrara
President and CEO
Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers

The Honorable Order offers its Deepest Condolences

On behalf of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Order offers its deepest condolences and is proud of a life well lived by Colonel Pence.

Sherry Crose, Executive Director
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels