Barbara Oakes Anthony

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Barbara Oakes Anthony July 13,1925 February 6, 2014 Barbara Anthony, 88, formerly of State College, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Valley View Retirement Community. Born on July 13, 1925, in Newfane, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Clair and Lorraine Oakes. She graduated from Akron High School and the Albright Art School in Buffalo, N.Y. She married the late Dr. Adam Anthony in 1949. They divorced in 1986. She is survived by one daughter, Heather Anthony, of Boulder, Colo.; one son, Brian Anthony and his wife, Christine, of Centre Hall; two grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Anthony; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Tyler. Barbara was a talented artist, musician, and seamstress. She was employed as the manager of the Art Alliance Gallery in Lemont for many years prior to moving to Valley View in 2002. Guests will be received at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, on Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 4-5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and visit the Tribute Page set up for Barbara Anthony. Barbara's grandson, Adam, has Cystic Fibrosis and she would be proud to have donations go to research for a cure. Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at

Published in Centre Daily Times on Feb. 11, 2014
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