Barbara Keating
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Barbara (Wright) Keating, of Larkin Street, Larksville, passed away peacefully Tuesday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with her loving family and friends by her side.
She was born on August 12, 1948, in Edwardsville. She was a daughter of the late Francis and Anna Myers Wright. She was a 1966 graduate of Edwardsville High School.
Barb was formerly employed by Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre, and Mercy Center, Dallas. She was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Barbara was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse. Her overwhelming generosity touched the lives of everyone she encountered. The love she had for her family and life were admirable.
She and her husband, James, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 14. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jean and her husband, Joseph Zekas, Sweet Valley; sons, James and wife Cherilyn Keating, Mountain Top; Timothy Keating and his girlfriend, Kimberly Wolfe; grandson, Connor Zekas; brother, Frank and wife Janet Wright; sisters, Patricia and husband Bruce Waugh; Mary Lou and husband John Pekarovsky; Ann Marie and husband Joseph Pavlick; sister-in-law and close friend Catherine Keating; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Richard, William, James and John Wright.
Funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in All Saints Parish, Plymouth.
Interment will be in the St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who desire may give memorial contributions to Mercy Center, Dallas; or All Saints Parish, Plymouth.

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Published in Times Leader on Oct. 18, 2007.
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October 28, 2007
Jim, Tim and family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Angie Lapallo
October 22, 2007
Jim and family, you know how much we loved Barbara. We will miss her smile so much. But the circle of life will live on in heaven. God bless all of you. May you feel His peace and love in the coming months.
Pat & Bruce Waugh
October 22, 2007
Dear Jim and family.
I am so sorry for your loss, know that your all in my thoughts.
Trish Kristan
October 20, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful soul. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead.
Bridget (Evans) Owens
October 19, 2007
Jim and family our thoughts and prayers are with you God bless Betty Jane and Herman
Betty Jane Craig
October 19, 2007
Tim, Jim and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Traci Yuscavage
October 18, 2007
Sorry about your loss. Our prayers are with you. You are a strong genuine family.
Jason Harlen
October 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Uncle Earl+Aunt Betty Myers
October 18, 2007
Chicken Soup for the Soul.When I talked to Barbara I knew in my bones that the Love we give and receive is all that matters and is all that is remembered.Love Remains
Sandy Smith
October 18, 2007
The family is in my thoughts.
Crystal Fox
October 18, 2007
Tim and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. There is nothing like a mothers love and her love will live on now through you....
Maryanne and Bill Stogoski, Jr.
October 18, 2007
Barbara was a special lady. I enjoyed working with her on personal care side for a a while. A kind and sweet personality and good natured person. She will be missed. Peace be with you and your whole family and eternal rest for your dearly departed "BARB". God Bless.
donna bierman
October 17, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Steve Mandy and Mason Gibson
October 17, 2007
Tim and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. There is nothing like a Mothers love and her love will live on now through you. Take Care!
Maryanne and Bill Stogoski, Jr.
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