Barbara Jill Lyne (Phillippi), 66, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer while residing in Newcomerstown, where she lived for over 30 years.
Barbara was born Sept. 14, 1951 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Ralph and Jeanne (Machlan) Phillippi. A 1969 graduate of Farmington High School, she attended the University of New Mexico. She married Robert Lyne on August 8, 1980. After years of being a homemaker for her children, she worked as a caregiver for Horizons, Inc. in Dover until her retirement. A born-again Christian baptized in the Pentecostal faith in 1991, she was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed going out with her best friends, Audrey and Debbie, container gardening, social media and traveling. With her husband and children, she visited other states and countries in the last decade of her life. Her legacy is one of unconditional love, unshakeable faith and inspiring hope.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert Lyne; her son, Christian Lyne of Akron; her son, Jeremiah Lyne of Las Vegas, Nevada and his fiancee, Janice Clavel, and his daughters, Taylor and Mikaylla, Taylor's sister, Julia, and his son, Alexander; her daughter, Heather Lyne of New Philadelphia and her sons, Zachariah and Zane; her son, Sean Lyne of Gnadenhutten and his wife Megan, and their daughters, Charlotte and Gemma; and her best friends, Debbie Jessup and Audrey Heimbush.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Regina "Jeanne" Phillippi; and her sister, Sandra Phillippi.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be June 27, at 11 a.m. at King's United Methodist Church with Rev. Eric Miller officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to King's United Methodist Church, 5651 Kings Ridge Rd, Newcomerstown, OH 43832. Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com.