Barbara Jean (Navarra) Kleman, 83, died peacefully Sunday, May 6, 2018, at her daughter’s home, in Duluth, GA.
Barbara was a former 37 year resident of Lewisburg, WV. Born September 21, 1934 in Marshalltown, IA, she was the daughter of the late Edward V Navarra, and Athelene Wiggs Navarra. Barbara was a veteran of the United States Navy, based in Seattle, WA, where she met her husband Paul Kleman, a U.S. Marine. They married in 1955 and she began her travels with her husband in his profession as an Osteopathic physician. She lived in OH, AZ, and eventually settled down in Lewisburg, WV. Barbara was very active as a volunteer in the Auxiliary of West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine where she served as Treasurer for many years. Barbara was also active in her late husband’s scholarship fund, given annually to students with a desire to practice family medicine in WV.
Barbara is survived by her 2 sons, Tom Kleman, Tucson, AZ and Dr. Tim Kleman, Oracle, AZ; her daughter, Paula Williams, Duluth, GA and her son-in-law Phillip Williams, Duluth, GA; her only grandson, Matt Williams, Alpharetta, GA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews in AZ & CA.
A graveside service will be held at Rosewood Cemetery, in Lewisburg, WV, at 11:00 am on Friday, May 11, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Paul G. Kleman Family Practice Student Award Fund, WVSOM Foundation, 400 N. Lee Street, Lewisburg,WV 24901.
Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, (770) 476-2535.