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Barbara J. Velez

Barbara J. Velez (nee Manuel) , 79, of Lorain, passed away Friday, November 6, 2015 at her residence while under the care of Grace Hospice following a short illness.
Born September 26, 1936 in Lorain, she lived in Lorain her entire life.
Barbara was a member of the Community of Christ Church, Elyria, enjoyed reading, Pokeno and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her sons, Roy Hebebrand of Gallipolis, Ohio, Jeffrey L. Velez and David Velez both of Lorain; a daughter, Jodi Santana of Washington State; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a brother, Edmund Manuel of Elyria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Ida Mae (nee Massella) Manuel; sons, Jeffrey Allen Velez and Ernest Velez; and a brother, Ernest Manuel.
Graveside services will be Thursday at 1:00 pm at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, is handling the arrangements. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com

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Jeff, David and Jodi, So sorry for your loss! A wonderful person indeed, so many great memories growing up behind you all. May you find peace. My condolences, Chris Lassen

Christopher M. Lassen - November 12, 2015 at 10:48 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I love you Grandma Barb, I miss smelling your house during the holidays. I wish my babies could spend time with their great grandma. I hope your finally resting and enjoying your true life, we'll be together again. Im sorry i never could get you a big mansion and a maid so you never had to clean again, I still remember you day dreaming with me when i was a little boy.

Anthony Allen Quillen (grandson) - November 11, 2015 at 09:26 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Barb was a gentle soul and anyone that knew her liked her at first meeting. she had a special way of making one feel so important. I am sure the Family will always have a special place in their Hearts for Her.From Gladys Archibald -an old Friend

Gladys Archibald - November 12, 2015 at 09:43 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Yes. Indeed. Gladys. I loved Barb. Thee day I met. Her. 41 years. Ago. Always in my. Heart. Eve. Velez

ev - November 12, 2015 at 07:42 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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