Barbara Lynn Bralley (nee Tekancic) age 78, beloved wife for 36 years of the late Mike; loving mother of Chip (wife Amy) Bolton, Barry Bolton, and the late Gregory Bolton; stepmother of Kristen Nawrocki (husband Tom) and Christopher Bralley (wife Holly); devoted grandmother of Alexandra, Michael, Kate, Elizabeth, Nick, Madison, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Emily and Ashlyn; cherished daughter of the late Henry and Josephine (nee Barbo) Tekancic; dearest sister of Henry “Buzz” (wife Susan) Tekancic and Christy Kehoe (husband Scott Densmore); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Barbara passed away on December 25, 2022. She was born in Cleveland and lived in Kirtland for the last 50 years, previously living in Euclid. Barbara graduated Euclid High School in 1962 and went on to earn her Associates Degree at The Ohio State University and Nursing Degree at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She married Mike in September of 1986. Mike recently died in January, 2022. Barbara worked many years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and retired as a Quality Review Nurse from Lake Health Systems.
She enjoyed helping raise her grandchildren. She loved gardening, baking and traveling to Las Vegas. Her most enjoyment was when family was around, especially for Christmas Eve, and anytime having family over for holidays. Barbara was a very loving and caring person, yet private, and she definitely had her stubborn moments. She loved the many dogs she cared for over the years. Barbara will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Private family services were held. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory.
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