Barbara J. Richlin Place

Feb. 21, 2013

Barbara J. (Richlin) Place, 84, of 2887 state Route 3005, Meshoppen, South Auburn, Pa., passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Barbara was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Towanda, a daughter of the late J. Martin "Marty" and Helen Shilkoskie Richlin.

She was a graduate of Dushore High School, Class of 1946.

Barbara was a housewife and homemaker for her family. She was a co-owner, with her husband, Alfred Place, of Place's Place Farm in South Auburn. Barb also was a co-owner of Victorian Sensations for several years, an antique and clothing store in Bardwell, Pa.

She was a member of the St. Joachim's/St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and a very active member of the Social Concerns Committee at the churches.

She was a member of the Susquehanna County Republican Committee, a former member of the Elk Lake School Board, for which she was a past president, and the Shadowbrook bowling league. She was an avid traveler throughout Europe and Mexico. She was also an avid reader, gardener and hay baler.

Barbara was a very loving and caring person and was proud of her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Layne Place Arnold, on April 4, 2012.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alfred, whom she married on March 1, 1949; children, Chuck and Mary Place, South Auburn; Debbie and Chuck Perkins, Stevensville, Pa., and Eric and Linda Place, South Auburn; seven grandchildren, Cristen and Jim Charnley, East Stroudsburg; Rebecca and Ashley McClain, Black Walnut, Pa.; Seth and Kathryn Perkins, Bryn Mawr; Adam Perkins, Bryn Mawr; Nathan Place (Courtney Dumas), Montrose; Ryan Place (Joanna Murphy), Cambridge, Mass., and Erica Place and Bradley Arnold, Tunkhannock; three great-grandchildren (and counting), Maxwell McClain, Black Walnut; Caity Charnley, East Stroudsburg, and Minnette Perkins, Bryn Mawr; brother, John and Elaine Richlin, Dushore; sisters, Betty Miller, Elmira, N.Y.; Peggy and Bernie Fedroff, Dushore; Maxine Weaver, Dushore, and Sylvia Richlin and Marv Boyd, Roseville, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen, with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen.

The family will furnish their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Barbara's name to Social Concerns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA 18853; for South Auburn, c/o Mrs. Martha Lott, 724 Lott Road, Meshoppen, PA 18630; or Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth Mother of God Convent, c/o Sister Theresa May, 215 Wellwood Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Published in Times Leader on Feb. 22, 2013