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Barbara Jean “BJ” (Graham) Arledge

December 28, 1942 — April 25, 2023


Barbara Jean “BJ” Arledge, age 80, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023 peacefully at OSU Wexner Medical Center.

She loved spending time with all of her family, and friends. But she cherished the time with her grandchildren, and her fur baby the most.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband Larry Arledge; her children Kelly (Paul) Weiland, Brian (Krissie) Seymour; step-children Cyndi Cook, Caryn (Chuck Perry) Orr, Kevin (Paula Dilcher) Arledge, and Kim Chysler; 19 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and her fur baby Nugget.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Mary (Beck) Graham; brothers Robert “Butch” Graham and James “Jim” Graham; sisters Patricia Graham, Charlotte Linn, and Carla Yantes; and her parents-in-law Leroy and Helen Arledge.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local breast cancer charity, or VFW 1516.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 4:00- 8:00PM, at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St. Lancaster, OH 43130. The funeral service will be Friday, April 28, 2023 at 11:00AM  in the Frank E. Smith Chapel. Burial to follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 27, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel

405 North Columbus Street, Lancaster, OH 43130

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