Barbara Ann (Hoffman) Gerlach, 86, of Mt. Alto, WV, passed away, October 8, 2019, at her home following a sudden illness.

She was born December 24, 1932, in Letart, WV, a daughter of the late Oris Dale and Velma Marie (Taylor) Hoffman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Gerlach; son, John Stephen Gerlach; brothers, Darrell and B. Gary Hoffman; sister, Kay Keathley.

She was a graduate of Wahama High School and a member of the Guiding Star Christian Advent Church, Letart, WV. She was the former co-owner of Gerlach Concrete and enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts and gardening.

Survivors include her son, Randall Dale (Donna) Gerlach of Murraysville, WV; daughter, Darla Ann (Dwight) Thompson of Cheshire, OH; 11 grand children and several great- grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Guiding Star Church, C/O Casto Funeral Home, 802 Washington St. Ravenswood, WV 26164.

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