Barbara Ann Clouse

Birth Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 1948
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019

APPLE CREEK – Barbara Ann Clouse, 70 of Apple Creek passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born October 21, 1948 in Wooster, the daughter of William Arthur, Sr. and Beverly Elizabeth Abel Clouse.

She received her teaching degree from Wittenberg University and her Master’s Degree from Akron University.  She retired as a 3rd grade teacher at Fredericksburg Elementary in the Southeast Local Schools after 30 years.  After retirement, she had been a substitute teacher for Wayne Co. Schools.  She was a member of the East Union Lutheran Church where she had served as Sunday school Superintendent.

She was a member of the Ruratian Club, Ohio Education Assoc., National Education Assoc., Southeast Local Education Assoc., Apple Creek Geneology Club, the Johnny Apple Seed Committee and Apple Creek Historical Society.  She also volunteered at the Fredericksburg Library and in her younger years, she had been a 9 year member of 4-H.

Barbara is survived by her brother, William A. Jr. (Nancy) Clouse of Reynoldsburg and a sister, Alison (James) Butzer of Wooster; nephews, Dwayne and Greg; great nieces and nephews, Ashley, Zach, Griffin and Grady.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 1 hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. service on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 with Pastor Rob Moskowitz officiating.  Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial gardens.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to East Union Lutheran Church, 7063 Lincoln Way East, Wooster, OH 44691, Apple Creek Historical Society, 185 Church St., Apple Creek, OH 44606 or to the Fredericksburg Library, 108 S. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH 44627.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to East Union Lutheran Church, 7063 Lincoln Way East, Wooster, OH 44691, Apple Creek Historical Society, 185 Church St., Apple Creek, OH 44606 or to the Fredericksburg Library, 108 S. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH 44627.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 1-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Barb was a fellow teacher, and a good friend. Barb will be remembered as a great teacher, who truly cared about her students.She will be missed.

I worked with Barb for 5 years at Fredericksburg Elementary. She was a well respected and loved by all. She had a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She is in my prayers.

I had the pleasure of teaching with Barb at Fredericksburg Elementary when I first began my career. She was a great colleague and loved working with the kids. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. I will always remember her "3 kinds of Rocks" song that she taught the kids in her classroom.

I taught with Barb my first year of teaching at Fredericksburg. She was a mentor to me and always offered helpful suggestions. I remember the coon skin like hats that she had the students make. You could tell she loved teaching and the kids. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Barb was our kids' teacher, and later we reconnected at the Fredericksburg Community Library. She was so enthusiastic and creative- a wonderful, faithful volunteer, so giving of her time and passion for learning. She will be greatly missed by all of her friends at the library and in the Fredericksburg community. Sending love, sympathy, and prayers for her family.

It has been a number of years since I have seen my cousin, but always thought of her. Thoughts, prayers and much love to Bill and family and Alison and family.

Bill, Nancy, Alison and Jim
All I can say is Barb passed with lots of drama and as Clouses we would expect nothing less.
Our deepest sympathy is shared with all of you.
Carol and Jay

So sorry for your loss! (Across the yard neighbor)

She was a very special person, and my absolute favorite teacher! Funny that I don't recall much about my school years, but I always remember Ms. Clouse and 3rdGrade.I was fortunate enough to tell her that as an adult. I hope you find comfort in the fact that she touched so many people in her time here. My Sincere Condolences and Prayers

Ms. Clouse was my 3rd grade teacher and I don't ever remember her without a smile on her face. A few years back I had the pleasure of running into her and being able to sit and talk with her and she knew exactly who I was. She told me how after she retired she was keeping herself busy with tutoring, substituting and the Fredericksburg Library. And I was able to tell her that I was glad that she was still able to pass her knowledge on as she had done with myself. She even got to meet my daughter and granddaughters. My Sincere Condolences and Prayers.

Bill, Nancy, Alison, Jim
What lovely tributes from people in her life. She was a special person to many, and will be missed. Always enjoyed our large Clouse family get togethers over the years, we sure had fun. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Love, Sherrie and Wes

I work with Barb for 25 years and she was a terrific teacher and friend. She really cared about the students she was teaching and help them in many ways. She will be missed by all the students that went through Fredericksburg at the time she was a teacher.

I have known Barb since she had my children in her class at Fredericksburg School. She was always willing to stop and say hello and ask about my children 20 some years after they had graduated. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

Barb and I volunteered for the after school program tutoring Applecreek Elementary students. She was such a caring person going the extra mile for a student and then some.She will be missed. You have my condolences.

Barb did her student teaching in my classroom at Apple Creek Elementary. We developed a lasting friendship. God speedBarb, God speed

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