Barbara S. Bennington passed away March 20th surrounded by her loving family and friends. Barbara was born on February 12, 1936 in Circleville and graduated from Circleville High School in 1954, She attended Ohio University and Graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in English, with honors. She obtained her Masters Degree in English from Kent State University and attended Pittsburgh Theologian Seminary for three years. She taught English in the Canton City School System and at Canton Country Day School. Barbara enjoyed activities with her family including traveling, attending sporting events, tennis, reading and other outside activities. She was a long time Sunday school teacher at Christ Presbyterian Church and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the Canton Junior League and the Canton Woman’s Club. Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ron, her daughter Amy of Canton and her son Scott (Penny) of Maine. In addition she is survived by her brother Mac (Evon) Schumm and niece Rosanna; her brother-in-law Roger (Judy) Bennington of Circleville, OH and nephews Kevin (Nicole) and Jeff (Trina). She is preceded in death by her parents: Ralph and Freda (Scott) Schumm, brothers: Ralph, Robert, Mark and her sister Marilyn. The family would like to send their sincere appreciation for the wonderful treatment and kindness provided to Barbara from Mercy Medical Center’s Hospice Program during this difficult time. In addition, Barbara asked to express her sincere gratitude for the wonderful support received by the late Msgr. John Finnegan of St Peter’s Church. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Christ Presbyterian Church with Pastor’s David deVries and Wendy Bausman officiating. Sister Judith Ann Karam, President & CEO of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System will also participate. Interment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Spiker-Foster-Shriver funeral Home 710 Tuscarawas St. W. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church 501 Tuscarawas St. W. Canton, OH 44702 or St. Peter’s Catholic Church 726 Cleveland Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44702.