Barbara Ann Roach

02/12/1932 - 07/06/2024


Obituary For Barbara Ann Roach

Franklin, Indiana formerly of Lima

Barbara Ann (Cummings) Roach, 92, of Franklin, Indiana passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Compass Park, Masonic Home in Franklin, Indiana.

Barbara was born on February 12, 1932, in Waynesfield, Ohio to Harold R. "Fuzz" and Gail W. (Irwin) Cummings who both preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son: Gregg and Kelly (Sauer) Rigel; grandchildren, Jennifer Rigel, and Nicole Rigel; great grandchildren; Alivia Newberry, and Ava Rigel.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband: Don Roach; a son, Steven Rigel; and two brothers Larry Cummings, and Eddie Cummings.

Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Lima South High School. She worked all her life in Lima, Ohio and retired from General Dynamics Tank Plant. Barbara and her husband enjoyed socializing at different lodges, VFW, and the American Legion. She was also an Eastern Star member of the Masonic Lodge.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at CHILES - LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, following the visitation at the funeral home. Rev. Lori Wright will officiate the service. The burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Compass Park Indiana Masonic Home, 690 State Street, Franklin, IN 46131.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


11 Jul


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
11 Jul

Funeral Service

12:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 07/13/2024

    I had the pleasure of being Barb and Don's neighbor back in the late eighties, early nineties when they moved to a house across the street in Plainfield, Indiana. Barb and Don were a happy and fun-loving couple. We enjoyed simple neighborly conversations at our homes and sometimes in the street side. One of my fondest memories of Barb is when she took in a pretty stray kitty and named her "Sam". I watched Sam when she and Don were away from home. I continued to keep in contact with Barb and Don and visited a few times when they moved to New Palestine and then on to Franklin in the Masonic Village. They both loved to give me updates on their kids, grandkids and great grandkids. My daughter, Maddie and I made regular visits to see Barb in the assisted living area and then nursing area of the Masonic home. Barb always amazed me with her good spirits considering her declining physical body. Her standard greeting was, "Hello, I'm still here!". She always recognized us and asked questions about my spouse and activities in our lives. That always impressed me. We miss her dearly and I like to envision her in heaven having the best time and free of her physical, earthly body. We love you, Barb!

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