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Bernadette A Elhajj Barket

Saint Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 2013 (aged 90)
Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Mount Carbon, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 111814329 · View Source
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Bernadette A. Elhajj Koury Barket, 90, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Monday morning at Rest Haven nursing home, Schuylkill Haven.

Born in Saint Clair, Sept. 30, 1922, she was a daughter of the late William and Lucy Barket Elhajj.

Bernadette was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School.

She was a member of Four Square Gospel Church, Pottsville.

Bernadette was a lifelong minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and taught a "Life in the Spirit" seminar in churches and in homes.

Earlier in life, Bernadette worked at the family-owned business, Koury's Blue Front Market, Pottsville, and after that as a homemaker. She loved to spend time with her family and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her second husband, John G. Barket, in 1997, to whom she was married for 35 years; her first husband, Anthony J. Koury, in 1959; son, George J. Barket, in 2012; a brother, Thomas Elhajj; and a sister, Alma Bertini.

Bernadette is survived by three daughters, Antoinette M., wife of Joseph Hughes, Pottsville, the Rev. Susan L., wife of the Rev. Steve Kennedy, Pottsville, Bernadette K., wife of Edward Dutton, Riva, Md.; a son, Tony J. Koury Jr., husband of Idell, Spartanburg, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Linda, widow of George Barket, Paxton, Mass.; a sister, Betty Joseph, Palmyra; a brother, William Elhajj, Chambersburg; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Four Square Gospel Church, 23rd and Mahantongo streets, Pottsville, with the Rev. Dave Poissant officiating. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Bernadette's favorite charity, the Reverends Steve and Sue Kennedy's Ministry, P.O. Box 1288, Pottsville, PA 17901. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Pottsville Republican 5 Jun 2013




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