|Death: ||Dec. 29, 2006|
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Barbara Barber of West Chester
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Barbara Oakes Barber, 55, of West Chester, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.
She was wife of Jay T. Barber, with whom she celebrated 35 years of marriage.
Born and raised in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late George O. and Betty Ann Oakes.
She was a 1969 graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School and worked for West Chester University in their Office of Graduate Studies.
She was a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Westtown.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Barbara enjoyed volunteering at many Chester County Days with her aunt, Jean M. Oakes.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Jonathan T. Barber of Charlotte, N.C., Brian Oakes Barber and wife, Jaime, of West Chester, Kate Elizabeth Barber of Virginia Beach, Va., Jeremy Forester Barber and Mary Kathryn Barber, both of West Chester; a grandson, William "Liam" Forester Barber; four brothers, David A. Oakes of Downingtown, Donald L. Oakes, Daniel E. Oakes, and Dennis G. Oakes, all of West Chester; sister, Virginia M. Juliano of Wilmington, Del.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale M. Oakes, and a sister, Debra Oakes Cialini.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 15 E. Pleasant Grove Road, Westtown.
Friends are invited to a visitation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Founds Funeral Home Inc. High and Union streets, West Chester, 610-696-0134.
Interment will be in Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20006.
Online condolences may be made at www.foundsfuneralhome.com.
Created by: Dan Oh
Record added: Feb 05, 2010
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