Barbara Advey

Barbara L Advey

Sunday, August 17th, 1941 - Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Barbara L. (nee Hamilton) Advey, 78, of Willoughby Hills, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, at her residence.
Born Aug. 17, 1941, in Cleveland, she had been a resident of Lake County for 46 years, living in Wickliffe and Eastlake before moving to Willoughby Hills in 1979.
Barbara was a member of the National Hot Rod Association (N.H.R.A.). She was a race car driver licensed in 1964 and the first licensed female driver in the U.S.A. Barb started driving off track in 1962, before being officially licensed, at Thompson Speedway and Quaker City in Salem. She retired from racing in 1973. Barb loved fishing, especially bass fishing, and enjoyed playing bingo.
Mrs. Advey had worked at Bailey Meter Controls in Wickliffe for 29 years before retiring from A.B.B. in 1996.
She was the beloved wife of 46 years to Richard W. Advey; stepmother of Richard W. “Rick” Advey Jr., and Ronald P. Advey; cherished grandmother of Beth and Joey; and sister of Jack (Karen) Hamilton.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Virginia (nee Mason) Hamilton.
In this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
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Gayle Green

Posted at 02:11pm
Dick & Family ... our thoughts & prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your wife & mother. We've enjoyed visiting with Barb at the HHS reunions. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill & Gayle Green

Carolee Petscher

Posted at 04:50pm
We would like to offer our condolences to Dick and family. Barb was such a gracious, lovely person.

Carolee and David Petscher, neighbors on Beech Hills Dr.

Molly Freeman

Posted at 08:30am
I was so saddened to hear that Barb passed on. What a lovely tribute written about her remarkable life. I have a beautiful hummingbird sun catcher she gifted me years ago hanging in my bedroom window, so I think about her every time I see it... God has gained a spunky angel: ) I will truly miss our visits. Richard and her family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time...Love, Molly

Greg and Carol Koesel

Posted at 07:32pm
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Barb. The memories of a wonderful woman and all her accomplishments will live on in the hearts of many. Condolences to the family.

Gary Thomas

Posted at 12:44pm
Barb was such a sweet beautiful lady and always a smile. Barb shared her automotive wisdom when I rebuilt my 1977 MG engine. Couldn't have done it without her. She will be missed by so many.

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