SMETHPORT - Sandra L. Barnish, 71, formerly of Eldred, passed away Saturday (July 26, 2014) at the VA Western New York Healthcare System.
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Born Nov. 26, 1942, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Katheryn Beightol Nuhfer. On Feb. 27, 1963, she married Al Barnish Jr., who survives.
Mrs. Barnish was a 1960 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School. She served with the U.S. Navy from January 1960 to January 1963.
She had been employed at Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital as a nurse assistant from 1981 to 2005, and later as a cashier at Walmart from 2004 until her retirement in 2005.
When living in Eldred, she was a member of the Eldred United Methodist Church. She enjoyed filing and organizing and going to yard sales.
In addition to her husband, and her stepmother, Jeanne Nuhfer of Mansfield, Ohio, she is survived by one son, Tony (Billie) Barnish of Smethport; two daughters, Shirley (JoLynne Leet) Wolf of Smethport and Donna (Matt) Morris of Smethport; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Margaret) Nuhfer of Virginia, Frank (Cheryl) Nuhfer of Maryland and Ronald (Linda) Nuhfer of Bradford; and three sisters, Patricia (Bob) Pratt of Eldred, Carol (Chuck Flagg) Jordan of Olean and Katheryn (John) Wojtanik of Olean.
She was preceded in death by a son, Al Barnish III in 1993; a granddaughter, Savannah Barnish in 1987; and a sister, Darlene Nuhfer in 2005.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred. Funeral services will immediately follow with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from July 28 to Aug. 3, 2014