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Barbara Mae (Leonard) Sanborn

August 26, 1926 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 92)

Barbara M. Sanborn, age 92, formerly of Sanborn Rd., died early Monday morning at the Carington Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where she has been a patient the past four years.

She was born August 26, 1926 in Ashtabula, the daughter of Boyd & Mildred (Gallup) Leonard and has lived in the Ashtabula area most of her life.  Mrs. Sanborn was a graduate of the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

Mrs. Sanborn was a retired registered nurse from Dr. Harmon Tidd’s office and previously worked at Ashtabula General Hospital, for Drs. McCauley & Johnson and the Ashtabula Clinic.  She was a member of the Ashtabula Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ and was a full-time, regular pioneer with her local congregation.  She was a member of the Presidential Associates Club of Case Western Reserve University and in her younger years was active in sports and band during high school.

She is survived by a son, Donald G. (Susan) Mack of Ashtabula, two nephews, David & Gary Leonard and a great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Sanborn in 1989, a daughter, Abigail Lucinda Mack at birth and a brother & sister-in-law, Donald & Bonnie Leonard. 

The family of Mrs. Sanborn wishes to thank the staff at Carington Park for the excellent care she received.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 7:00 PM at the Ashtabula Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Kingdom Hall, 3420 South Ridge Rd. West, Ashtabula, with Thomas Busch leading the service.  Visitation will be held Friday from 6-7 PM prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 8224 Mentor Ave., Suite 110, Mentor, OH  44060.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, Ashtabula, Jefferson & Geneva are honored to serve the Barbara Sanborn family.  Express condolences, view obituary or light a candle at

Donations may be made to:

Crossroads Hospice-Mentor Office
8224 Mentor Ave., Suite 110, Mentor, OH 44060

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