Barbara Vilter
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Life Story for Barbara Wood Vilter

Barbara Wood (Elder) died on July 7, 2014, age 87. She leaves a brother, William H. Wood of Sunnyvale CA, daughters Sally (Jonathan) Kamholtz and Caroline (David) Prem, grandchildren Rebecca (Alec) Stanley, Emily Kamholtz, Will Kamholtz, Joe Prem, Andy Prem, and great-grandchild Thor Sites. She leaves as well her great friend and companion Mildred L. Huckleberry.
Born in 1927 to Barbara Carter Hunt Wood and Edmund Palmer Wood in Cincinnati, she attended Lotspeich and Doherty Schools and graduated from Westover School in CT. She married Robert Warfield Elder (d. 1976) in 1950 and with him had four children: Sally, Robbie (d. 1967), Alice (d. 2008), and Caroline. She married Carl F. Vilter (d. 1991) in 1979 and through him gained three step-daughters: Carol Vilter Ahlburn, Jean Vilter Short, and Barbara Vilter Wilson. Mother enjoyed a life of reading and music. In her later years she particularly enjoyed watching the ongoing wildlife drama at the many bird feeders that surrounded the house.
Services will be held Friday, July 11th,11:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 3766 Clifton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Online condolences at

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