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Barbara Rihel


Barbara Rihel, 64, of Butler, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

She was born in Butler on April 2, 1958, and was the daughter of Lawrence and Violet (Crispin) Rihel.

Barbara graduated from Butler High School in 1977.

After high school, she lived a simple life with her dog, Levi, who will accompany her in her next journey. Although she never had any children of her own, she enjoyed helping raise all of her nieces and nephews.

Barbara was known to be a very loving and caring person. She loved to spend time in the kitchen and was known for her famous sugar cookies. She was loved and will be forever missed.

Along with her parents, Barbara left behind her sister, Melanie Schuler; and her brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Rihel Jr., David (Rochelle) Rihel and Michael Rihel.

She also left behind numerous nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces.

RIHEL — Family and friends of Barbara Rihel, who died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 New Castle Road, Butler.

A prayer service will immediately follow in the funeral home.

Burial will be held privately at Butler County Memorial Park Cemetery.

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