Barbara Tinklepaugh, 97, a lifelong resident of Duryea, died Monday at the Scranton Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Herman Tinklepaugh Sr., in 1983.
Born Oct. 15, 1916, daughter of the late Isaac and Suzanna Coolbaugh Hall, Barbara was a graduate of Duryea High School, class of 1934. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated Barb's Lunch in Moosic. A pillar of the Duryea Alliance Church before its closing, she served on the church's board as treasurer and also taught Sunday School. More recently, she was a member of the Moosic Alliance Community Church, where she was a proud member of their ladies' group. A loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be dearly missed by the many who loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Herman Tinklepaugh Jr., with whom she resided; and Joseph Tinklepaugh, Mansfield, Ohio; daughters, Patricia Heil and husband, Lydon, Taylor; and Betty Onions and husband, Tom, Greentown; sister, Margaret Urban, Old Forge; 17 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to thank the entire staff of Scranton Health Care Center for the care and compassion shown to them throughout Barbara's stay.
She was also preceded in death by daughters, an infant Barbara and Barbara Joan Dennis; a brother, Joseph Hall; and a sister, Dorothy Kwiatkowski.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Moosic Alliance Community Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, to be conducted by the Rev. Doug Jensen. Interment will follow at Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Visit www.KearneyFuneral
Home.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.