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Virginia Barkman

April 24, 1952 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Virginia Barkman Obituary

Virginia “Ginny” Barkman passed away on February 24, 2024, at the age of 71 years, of natural causes.  She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  Born Virginia Elise Bucklew in Columbus, Ohio on April 24, 1952, she was the daughter of Lewis V. Bucklew and Isabelle A. Bucklew.  Ginny lived most of her adult life in Chase, British Columbia following her marriage to Charles “Chuck” Barkman on March 20, 1998.

Ginny graduated from The Ohio State University, with a degree channeling her interests in natural science and math education.

Ginny will be remembered for her strong artistic spirit that resonated in her watercolor and acrylic paintings, pen and ink drawings, framing design, Ukrainian egg dyeing and knitting projects.  Her talents were recognized by others, having won several juried art awards at local festivals.  She took her appreciation and talents further through her efforts as an avid and ecologically minded gardener of common and unusual fruits and vegetables, accented with the colorful array of flowers that attracted birds and butterflies into her backyard. She shared this diverse educational background and expertise in the arts with family, friends, students, fellow seasoned artists, and those wanting to learn the skill.

In addition to her parents, Ginny is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chuck Barkman, her grandparents, Virgil and Virgie Bucklew of Coshocton, Ohio, Joseph and Susie Antol of Canton, Ohio, and sister, Jane Hutt of Olympia, Washington.

She is survived by her cherished daughters Melissa Tinzmann (Eric Banta) of Maryland Heights, Missouri and Erica Ly (John) of Webster Groves, Missouri, her dear step-sons Rick Barkman (Jolene) of Chase, British Columbia and Bryan Barkman, of Florissant, Missouri, her beloved grandchildren Kaleb, Harper, Bridgette, and Grayson, her sister Jennifer Schwarz (Peter) of Lewisville, North Carolina, brothers Daniel Bucklew (Patricia) and David Bucklew (Carole) both of Westerville, Ohio, Paul Hutt (brother-in-law) of Olympia, Washington, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and steadfast friends.

Those wishing to honor Ginny’s memory can consider planting a tree or making a donation of one’s choice to an organization supporting the arts or nature, to help carry on her passion.

A private family gathering celebrating her life is planned for a future date.

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