June 25, 2016


Arlene G. Babbs

Arlene G. Babbs, 72, of West Salem, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Lodi Community Hospital. She was born May 30, 1940, in Lafayette, the daughter of Stephen J. and Mary A. (Kisvardai) Antal.

Arlene graduated from Leroy High School in 1959. She was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed Bingo and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Howard W. Babbs, Jr., of West Salem, whom she married June 13, 1964; children, Brian Babbs of the home, Denise (Kenny) Tanner of West Salem and Joseph Babbs of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Mary Ellen Antal of Rittman, Richard Antal of Medina, Robert (Linda) Antal of Seville, Stephen (Dee) Antal of Parma, Wilma Richards and Barbara Stier of California, Betty (George) Beshire of Chippewa Lake, Yvonne (Wilbur) Wiley of Lodi, Carol (Neil) Sylvester of Granger and Joan (Lloyd) Pritchard of Chippewa Lake.

Her parents and an infant sister died previously.

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post 499, 337 Congress Street, West Salem, OH 44287.

Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem is assisting the family with arrangements. Online obituary and condolences maybe shared at the funeral home website, www.mattesonfh.com.