DURYEA — Barbara Tinklepaugh, 97, a lifelong resident of Duryea, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Scranton Health Care Center. She was preceded in death in 1983 by her husband of 49 years, Herman Tinklepaugh Sr.
Born on Oct. 15, 1916, daughter of the late Isaac and Suzanna Coolbaugh Hall, Barbara was a graduate of the former 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 its ladies' group.
A loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be dearly missed by the many who loved her.
She was also preceded in death by daughters an infant Barbara and Barbara Joan Dennis; a brother, Joseph Hall; and a sister, Dorothy Kwiatkowski.
She is survived by her sons, Herman Tinklepaugh Jr., with whom she resided, and Joseph Tinklepaugh, Mansfield, Ohio; her daughters Patricia Heil and her husband, Lydon, Taylor, and Betty Onions and her husband, Tom, Greentown; her 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.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the Moosic Alliance Community Church, 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic, to be conducted by the Rev. Doug Jensen. Interment will follow at Marcy Cemetery, Duryea. Relatives and friends may pay their respects between 5 and 8 p.m. Thursday in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.
Please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com for directions or to leave an online condolence.