“Grandma” of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn dies two days after husband

Jack McLaughlin

Just two days after the passing of “Grandpa” Paul Baum, of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn fame, his wife “Grandma” Vera Baum passed away.

Grandpa’s Cheesebarn, which serves as a popular roadside stop for travelers between between Columbus and Cleveland, announced the passing of Vera Baum in a statement posted to its Facebook page over the weekend.

“While we are saddened & this special couple will be missed beyond belief, the Lord has a greater purpose & has called them Home for Christmas. Together they left behind a legacy of love, family, & business,” the statement reads.


Paul and Vera Baum celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Dec. 4.

Grandpa’s Cheese Barn, which is located at 668n US-250 in Ashland, Ohio, was opened in 1978 by Richard & Ronda Poorbaugh. Vera Baum was the mother of Ronda.

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