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Ardinelle "A.J." Garcia
September 27, 1943 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Ardinelle “A.J.” Garcia, 79, of Tiffin, passed away at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Good Shepherd Home in Fostoria.
A.J. was born September 27, 1943, in Tiffin, and her parents were Albert and Dorothea (Lindsay) Kingseed. She married the love of her life Augustine “Willie” Garcia in Tiffin at St. Mary's Catholic Church on June 2, 1962 and he preceded her in death on April 26, 2016.
Survivors include her daughter, Laura (Alan) Barchus of Tiffin, five grandchildren, Miranda (Nick) Garcia, Andrew (Amber) Garcia, Austin Garcia, Lacey (Bird) Depinet, Adrienne (Matt Dangel) Barchus, four great-grandsons, Austin Tank Barchus, Karsen, Karter and Kade Dangel, two sisters, Cindy (Leonard Skonecki) Swartz of Tiffin and Patty (Ronald) Frisch also of Tiffin and a special nephew, Chad Swartz of Tiffin.
A.J. worked at the Wal-Mart Pharmacy. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tiffin and was a member of the Terry Labonte fan club and even got to meet Richard Childress. She enjoyed traveling, going to casinos, the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Bengals. A.J. enjoyed most of all spending time with her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her family.
A.J. was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Paul Albert Garcia, two grandsons, Alex Barchus and Adam (April) Barchus and a sister, Terri Kingseed.
Funeral services for A.J. will be at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. Visitation for family and friends will also be on Thursday, from 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family would like all who plan to attend A.J.’s services to please wear your favorite sports or Nascar Team apparel. There will be no burial held at this time.