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Rosanna M. Barber Presar, 96, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:15 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura F. (Schneider) Barber, Sr., who preceded her in death. On Nov. 20, 1937, she married Milton G. â€śBudâ€ť Presar, and he died Nov. 2, 2002.
Survivors include, two sons, Steven Presar, of Kettering, and Ric Presar, of Cincinnati; two sisters-in-law, Helen Presar and Mary Lou Barber, both of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. â€śTommyâ€ť Presar, and four brothers, Harry, Raymond Jr., Joseph and James, and a sister, Mary Hanak.
Rosanna worked as a drapery maker for McCormick Furniture Store in Wapakoneta. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. She was an auxiliary member of the Wapakoneta V.F.W, Post #8445, the K of C, Council #1272, and the Disabled American Veterans, Auglaize County Chapter #73, all of Wapakoneta. She was a former auxiliary member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691, in Wapakoneta, and the Ohio Polka Dancers. She was a member of the St. Joseph Sewing Ladies, and for over 40 years, she volunteered at the St. Joseph Fourth of July Festival.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta, with Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, state Route 501, Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.