Barbara Jean Skornicka, of National City, formerly of Mt. Morris, passed away peacefully with her family close by her side at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility in Tawas City, on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, age 90 years.
Barbara was born in Mt. Morris on December 24, 1932 to the late Jay and Helen (Pease) Ovaitt. She was a graduate of Mt. Morris High School. She married the love of her life, Eugene Skornicka in Angola, Indiana on February 19, 1951. Eugene and Barbara celebrated 62 beautiful years together and welcomed 6 children to their family! During Barbara’s earlier years when her children were young, she was blessed with the opportunity to stay at home to love, nurture, and raise them with caring hands. Barbara was a devout Christian woman who faithfully attended the First Baptist Church in Tawas City.
She will be remembered also for her enjoyment of playing Bingo, playing cards, and taking road trips to the Casino. Barbara loved watching the birds at her feeder, especially the hummingbirds. Barbara’s precious legacy will live on in the many hearts of those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her beloved children, Victor and Bonnye Skornicka of National City, Bob and Landress Skornicka of Bedford, Virginia, Dave and Janice Skornicka of Clio, Donald and Cheryl Skornicka of Ellenton, Florida, Sherry and Randy Alexander of National City, and Linda Roe of Tawas City; 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, 1 brother and sister in law, Darrel and Arlene Ovaitt; 10 nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene who passed away in 2013; her father and mother, Jay and Helen Ovaitt, son in law Eaugene Roe, and an infant grandson.
A time of visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Buresh Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 with Pastor Randy Tiffany officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest in the Wilber Township Cemetery.
Those wishing to express their love and support are encouraged to leave a message of concern at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.