Barbara Ann Barnes, 84, a lifelong resident of Lackawaxen, PA, passed away on February 4, 2023 at the Delaware Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Matamoras, PA.
Barbara Ann Barnes, 84, a lifelong resident of Lackawaxen, PA, passed away on February 4, 2023 at the Delaware Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Matamoras, PA. Barbara was the daughter of the late Vincent and Frances (Beck) Graber. She was born May 17, 1938 in Lackawaxen, PA. Barbara retired from the mail room at the Pike County Court House in Milford, PA.
Barbara was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, PA. She was also a member of the Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and was a member of the Fire Police. She received an award for voting in 60 consecutive elections. She was a member of the Highland Seniors.
Barbara was an avid sportswoman; she enjoyed deer hunting, rides on the ATV, and snowmobile trips up north, up till the age of 78. In 2019, she purchased a new Chevrolet Corvette. She was young at heart. She also had a green thumb and loved her garden.
Barbara leaves behind her two sons: Joseph Barnes and wife Abigail of Lackawaxen, PA, and Kenneth Barnes and his wife Natalie of Mooresville, NC; six grandchildren: Curtis Barnes and his fiancée Lindsey Yealy, Jeanine Barnes and her companion Michael Shea, Hannah Hjerth, Lukas Hjerth, Greta Hjerth, and Savannah Bustle and her husband Brian Bustle; three great-grandchildren: Isaac Bustle, Bruce Bustle and Layla Bustle; two brothers: Harry Graber and his wife Cherie, and John Graber and his wife Shirlyn; two sisters: Elizabeth Myers and her husband Robert, and Caroline O’Brien—all of Shohola, PA, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barbara is predeceased by her husband Edward, brother Frederick “Butch” Graber, and her companion Harry Kestler.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, February 11, from 11 a.m. to12 noon. All will take place at the Harrison Rasmussen Funeral Home, 3412 Rte. 97, Barryville, NY. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, PA at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. Christian burial will follow the Mass in Saint Mary Assumption Churchyard, Lackawaxen, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to Lackawaxen Township Volunteer Fire Department, 774 Rte. 590, Lackawaxen, PA 18435.