Barbara Brown

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  • "So sorry to hear of Barbie's passing. Have many wonderful,..."
    - Cynthia Shedlauskas Gilroy
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    - David Reedy
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Jan. 25, 2018

Barbara Brown, 78 of Factoryville, died Thursday Jan. 25, 2018, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.

She was born in Scranton on Aug. 7, 1939, and she was the daughter of the late Donald H. and Martha Challenger Brown.

She graduated from Benton Township Vocational High School and she was a bookkeeper for the Tunkhannock High School, the Lackawanna Trail High School, Endless Mountain Water, and MAGCO Salt. She was a member of the Lackawanna County Audubon Society where she was a past board member and a recipient of the Golden Eagle Award, a member of the ATHC Chapter of the Old Barn Rug Hooking Guild Tunkhannock, 4-H Leader and she also won many awards for her flower arrangements including best in show.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Harold Shelton, who was killed in 1959 in the line of duty serving as a police officer in Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her companion John Migliori of Factoryville; sons: Don and wife Evelyn Shelton of Factoryville, and Allen Brace of Colorado; daughter Cheryl and husband Jim Holmes of Tunkhannock; brothers: Carl and wife Edie Brown of Independence, Va., and Barry Brown of Hop Bottom; granddaughter Telease Gruen of Pennsylvania; and great grandchildren: Aidan and Caleb Holman; nieces and nephews: Barry Brown, Karleen Wetzel, Kenny Highley, Rebecca Jones; and many great nieces and nephews.

Barbara was known for her unspoken and unselfish acts such as becoming guardian of her two great-grandsons the last five years of her life.

A memorial service was held Monday evening, Jan. 29, from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor John Shaffer of the Nicholson United Methodist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lackawanna Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1372, Scranton, PA 18501.

For online condolence, visit
Funeral Home
Harding-Litwin Funeral Home
123 West Tioga
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-2294
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner on Jan. 31, 2018