Barbara Ferstl Knott

Profile Updated: August 15, 2010
Barbara Ferstl
Residing In: Morrow, OH USA
Occupation: Latin High SchoolTeacher, Real estate agent
Children/Grandchildren: Four children, 7 grandchildren. Julie is head doc at the emergency room in Dayton, Oh, hospital; did More…the Ironman in Hawaii. Ben, a Ph.D, heads a research group at the labs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Paula is an attorney in Bethesda, Maryland--with five children; she still runs marathons and triathlons. And Matt is a science teacher and basketball coach at Kings High School.
Yes! Attending Reunion

Married while in college at OSU. Raised four great kids, had a wonderful marriage. Then Paul died from a massive heart attack. I have been on my own-getting those kids through school-for 19 years. Now they are all married and settled into their careers. I sell real estate , teach high school Latin. For fun, I still ride my horse, Billy, hike,ski; love birdwatching, gardening, painting. Hoping to retire in the not-too-distant future.

School Story:

I was not one of you----those middle class kids with intact families.We were poor, and I paid for my school tuition by cleaning erasers after school. I rode to school from King Ave. , up High St. on the city bus. We were allowed to go to Watterson because the Dominicans also taught in our elementary school:St. Francis of Assisi. But we were definitely out-of-territory. I remember when we had science or math club or other events in the evening, I would just stay at school rather than go all the way home on the city bus and then have to pay to come back to school in the evening. It was a little scary being the only student in the school. Sometimes a nun would see me and offer to give me dinner. But I just waited around in the school. Once in a while I would hear a sound--what was that!!!-- like a mouse running about the school. It was _____Monsignor Spiers! Just checking up on his school, making sure everything was all right. Didn't we actually nickname him 'mouse' ?!!

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Sep 09, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Hi Barbara. ...Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. ...and a very Blessed year ahead. It looks like you are an out-doors lover. Great. God Bless! Joe

Sep 09, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Barbara Ferstl Knott has left an In Memory comment for Patrick Devine.
Nov 07, 2016 at 8:33 PM

I am shocked and saddened to hear Patrick has left us---for a better place, I'm sure. I have happy memories of him: his dry wit, his intelligence , his warm and loving soul. He even wrote me a delightful poem once. Thank you, Pat.

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Posted on: May 28, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Hey, Dan. So nice to visit with you at last reunion. Have a wonderful birthday!!! Best wishes for grace and peace.

Dec 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Happy birthday! and Merry Christmas! Chris. Your job sounds very exciting . And your family, wonderful!