Deerfield – Barbara J. Sell Girscht, 68, of Deerfield, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2022. She had a difficult road for the past eight years through three different cancers and other health issues. She always faced every new challenge with such courage and determination that was admired by many. Today she is at peace.
Barb was born on August 5, 1954, and was the daughter of Lloyd and Lois (Beitler) Sell. She graduated from Southeast High School in the class of 1972. She married her loving husband of 48 years, John Girscht, on July 5, 1974. John stood by her side and supported her through many hardships and tribulations over the years. She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deanne and Mark Anderson, of Deerfield, and two amazing grandchildren, Nolan and Riley. Barb loved nothing more than being Nolan and Riley’s grandmother; she adored them.
Barb is also survived by her brother, David (Connie) Sell of Bellville; two sisters, Kathie (Nelson) Whitehead of Deerfield and Pam (Doug) Speece of North Jackson; as well as several nieces and nephews who were more like children to her than anything else.
Barb was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Lois (Beitler) Sell; son, Duane Thomas Girscht, and sister, Jan (Sell) Poirrier.
Family and creating memories were of utmost importance to Barb. Barb loved living at Lake Berlin for most of her life. She developed a love for boating from her late father and passed that passion on to Deanne and her family. Barb also enjoyed hosting Friday night barbecues with her family and friends where many great memories were made. She also loved Disney World and took an annual family trip to Fort Wilderness and the Magic Kingdom.
The family will be hosting visitations Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Almost Home event center in Sebring. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to be made to the Pelotonia Forward Fund which supports vital cancer research at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and The James. Friends and family can share their condolences online at www.deansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Dean’s Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.