Barbara L. Grubbs

  • Born: May 19, 1945
  • Died: July 11, 2016
  • Location: Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Dennis George Funeral Home

44 South Miami Avenue
Cleves, OH 45002

Tel. (513) 941-6700

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Lee (Seal) Grubbs came into this world on May 19, 1945 to the delight of her parents John and Cynthia (Ellis) Seal. Barbara will always be remembered as a beautiful person inside and out with a generous, kind spirit. Barb's greatest love in life was her son Jay, and being "Nina" to grandchildren Tyler, Kaela and Caroline. She is survived by son James Gregory (Karla) Grubbs, grandson James Tyler Grubbs, granddaughter Kaela Makenzie Grubbs, great granddaughter Caroline Faith Grubbs, sisters Ruth (David) Lahey, Helen (Calvin) Young, brother John Edward Seal, Jr. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Sue (Benny) Price and Kathy (David) Padgett, and brothers Jimmy Seal, Danny Seal, Joe (Karen) Seal, and Robert Seal. The family wants to thank all dear friends who loved and cared for her as we have. A memorial service will be held Sat., July 16, 1 PM at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, OH 45002. Visitation Sat., 12 noon until time of service.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Barbara Lee, I pulled you into so many projects !!! New Hope Kids Kornor, kids camp, Esther House, Cornorstone gatherings, you were always ready to serve and you did it all with a joyful heart. I miss you already! I know you're where you want to be, in the arms of Jesus! We will continue to thank our God upon every remembrance of you. Dance with the Angels !!!

Posted by Deb Redell - Covington, KY - Friend   July 14, 2016


I worked with Barb for many Cincinnati Bell. She was a good friend when I needed one. She helped me get through a difficult time in my life! My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I will never forget her or stop loving her.

Joyce A. Johnson

Posted by Joyce Johnson - Independence, KY - Friend   July 14, 2016


My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of need. I am so sorry. I have not seen or talked to barb since early 90's. She worked and was best friends with my mother Joyce A Johnson. However, even til this day I remember going to a concert with Barb, Mom and myself. She always kept me and mom laughing during a time when I needed it while my parents divorce. I will never forget her and I will always miss and love her. Once again my thoughts and prayers are for your family.


Lori A Johnson

Posted by Lori Johnson - Independence, KY - Friend   July 14, 2016


I worked with Barb in the early 80's. Even though we lost touch, I've never forgotten her. She touched my life when I was very young & it's helped to shape who I am today. I spoke to her briefly about 8 years ago, while answering calls for Cincinnati Bell customers and she was still the same great Barb, just as I'd remembered...
She was very special...

Posted by DeeDee Hall - Cincinnati, OH   July 14, 2016

I just read that Barb has passed. I send my condolences to her family. I knew Barb through work. She at Cincinnat Bell and me at GE. She was my liasion and we shared many work projects and long hours. I truly loved her and have thought about her through the years. We lost contact after she retired and was no longer my liasion. Barb was a great mother and I know she must have been a FANTASTIC grandmother! May she rest in peace. As the years pass the grief will lessen but the loss and wanting them here with you will not. Comfort to the family.
Diana McNess Smith Driskell

Posted by A friend   July 13, 2016


Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a beautiful, funny and caring lady. I have lots of fond memories of the Seal family growing up in Cleves. May God comfort and give you peace at this difficult time. Love and prayers, Sandy (Eggleston) Benter

Posted by Sandra Benter - Lawrenceburg, IN - Friend   July 12, 2016

Very sorry to learn if Barb's passing. I so enjoyed any time we spent together and that does go back a few years. Sending thoughts of comfort and know you will cherish the memories.

Posted by Susan Myers Silbermann - Columbus, OH - Friend   July 12, 2016

Barb and I worked together for many years at Cincinnati Bell. We also socialized on numerous occasions and shared stories about our children as well as uncovering the fact that we shared friendship with numerous people from Cleves. Barb was a great co worker and always a lot of fun to work with regardless of the long hours and the demanding requirements. I had lost contact with her after our retirement and believe the last time I saw her was at a Pioneer Christmas Party. She will certainly be missed by her family and friends.

Posted by Sharon Jung - Cincinnati, OH - Coworker   July 12, 2016