Barbara J. Marshall

barb marshall 3 (2)Barbara J. Marshall, 68, of Wampum passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Born September 26, 1947 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Leona G. Mottern Osche. She was married for 40 years to Robert S. Marshall who survives..

Barb graduated from Butler High School where she was the head majorette. Following graduation, she worked at Citizen’s National Bank in Butler, After getting married and moving to the area, she was employed by Dr. Jack Brooks as his secretary. She then worked in customer service for both Airway Luggage and Alsy Lighting. Following her retirement, Barb enjoyed traveling with her son on many hockey destinations. Active in the community, Barb was a member of the Wampum Women’s Club and President of the Wampum Community Revitalization Group. She was instrumental in the recent renovation of the train station in Wampum. Barb was an avid Pirate Fan and enjoyed going to the beach. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her son.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, son, Bobby, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 11 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum.

Rev. Dr. William R. McGary of the Wampum Presbyterian Church will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wampum Community Revitalization, PO Box 714, Wampum, PA 16157.

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47 thoughts on “Barbara J. Marshall

  1. Bob and Family I’m deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you at this time. Barb was a special soul and she will be missed by all. Again my deepest sympathies.

  2. Dear Bob and dear Marshall family – Our whole family loved Barb so very much. I was so incredibly sad to hear of her passing. I will never forget when the two of you (and Buckwheat the dog) stayed with us kids when our folks were on vacation. You two were so much fun and we had such a wonderful time! Barb was such a light in the world. Such an unusual and beautiful person. I will never ever forget her kindness, quirky sense of humor, and love of life. I am so sorry for you and Bobby. I am praying for you and the whole family. Deepest sympathy to you all.

  3. Bob,
    My deepest sympathies to you and to your son. I trust that you will feel God’s arms wrapped around you in the coming weeks and months.
    Shirley Klindienst Sanders

  4. We are so sorry for your loss she will be sadly missed at the Lions club events. God bless you and Bobby both and remember the good times you shared with her to help you through your loss. John and Becky Kimmel

  5. Bob & family,
    Words are difficult at a time like this. We are so sorry for your great loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  6. Bob, I was so sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was so wonderful to Mom. My mother loved her. I am in Florida with Patty and Louann and unable to attend the viewing. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and Bobby.

  7. Bob and Bobby,
    You have are deepest sympathy on the loss of Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  8. Bob,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am in Florida, so I will not be able to pay my respects in person, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Bobby.


  9. Dear Bob,

    I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s death. I remember your wedding.

    May God’s sustaining peace and love be very real to you and your family in these days.


  10. Dearest Bob and Bobby, Tim and I are shocked and so sad for your loss. Praying for you both and all of your family at this terrible time. Barb was a wonderful and giving woman. God bless all of you.

  11. Bob Bobby and all the family,
    I am so sorry. I loved her too and know that your lives will never be the same. She surely is in Heaven. Peace be with you at this sad time.
    Bonnie McConahy

  12. Dear Bob and Bobbie, sincere condolences at this time of great loss for you both .
    Carol (Whitty) Stinson, Bruce, Ann and Mark

  13. Bob
    Received the news yesterday while traveling with my daughter. Very sad to hear of Barb’s passing. I know it’s been a long time
    since we last saw one another but I do think of everyone quite a bit.
    The memories remain clear and always will.
    Our families heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
    Stay strong

  14. Dear Bob, Bobby, and Family,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you. We are so saddened to hear about Barb. She was such a wonderful caring person. She will be missed greatly.
    Love, Lori, Robert and Aly, Adele, Tyler and Evelyn

  15. Bob Denny and I are so sorry for your loss you have our many thoughts and prayers All our Love Denny &Cindy Stabryla.

  16. Dear Bob & Bobby,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May you find comfort and peace during this “trying” time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    So very sorry for your loss,

  17. Dear Bob and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold all of you close in this time of sorrow.
    My deepest sympathies,
    Carol Monk

  18. Bob and Bobby, We are so sad to have received the news of Barb’s passing. We are on an island in North Carolina and I know how much she loved the ocean. We’ve been thinking about her all day. In fact we first learned of her love of the beach when she “commissioned” Hayden at one of our open studios many years ago to paint a beach scene for her. He was so proud when she bought it for a quarter! Both you and Barb have gone to great lengths to welcome us to the community and help us make Wampum our home. Barb has and will always hold a special place in our hearts. She will be terribly missed. We regret that we will not be in town for her service but will be there in our hearts.

  19. Dear Bob and Bobby,

    Our hearts break for both of you through this difficult time. Barbie was one of the kindest and most generous spirits I have ever had the honor to know. Her kindness toward my Dad at the time of my Mom’s passing was one of the greatest blessings I have ever been given. I will miss her deeply and although words are never adequate at times such as this, my family will keep both of you in our prayers and hope that somehow your pain will ease over time. We are all so sorry for your loss.

    Much love,
    Dlynn, Mike, and Rachel Williams and Clair Armstrong

  20. So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathies to all especially Bob and Bobby. She will be greatly missed by our community. You will be in my prayers

  21. Bob and Bobby,
    My family and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Whenever I would see her, it seemed as if she blew in like the wind, and was gone just as quickly. She had a lot of energy and a passion for life. We wish you and Bobby peace at this most difficult time. God bless,
    Jeff Krosovic, Mary Lou, Angie Kosior and family

  22. Bob, Bobby, and family,
    Please accept our sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful person in your lives. Only God can give you the comfort that can help ease this pain. Our prayers are for just that.
    Kevin and Terri Herge

  23. Dear Bob & Bobby, We were all so very saddened to hear about Barb’s passing, she was a wonderful friend to every one of us and she will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Wampum will surely miss this beautiful woman and all the great things she did for us.

  24. Bob, Bobby & Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Stay strong.
    With deepest Sympathy,
    Ron & Dixie

  25. Bob and Bobby, We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Barb was a wonderful neighbor and friend to our Mom and to all of our family.

    With Deepest Sympathy and many Prayers,
    Carl and Roberta Karner

  26. Dear Bob and family,
    I so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. God blessings.
    Ginny Brest

  27. Bob, Bobby and Family,

    May you find consolation in knowing that others care. Hope these words convey our heartfelt sympathy at you time of loss.

    Chuck and Jan McAnlis

  28. Dear Bob and Bobby
    It’s hard to put into a few words what Barb represented
    as a wife, mother, friend and neighbor.
    She was endlessly and tirelessly working to help others.
    She was a rock here in our small town and she will not be forgotten.
    May our prayers and thoughts bring comfort to you both and
    May God’s grace get you though this.

  29. Bob and Bobby, I enjoyed working with Barb on the Revitalization projects, Train Station, Wine tasting event preparations and endless meetings, Jeff. I enjoyed doing several Women’s Club luncheons with Barb, she always made me feel like I was one of the girls, Shirley. You both have our deepest sympathy, Barb will be missed. We love you Barb and we miss !

  30. Dear. Bob and Bobby. We are so sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers for comfort and strength. Will be thinking of you in the days ahead. Please accept our sympathy

  31. Our heartfelt sympathy Bob, Bobby, and family, to Barbara’s family and all her dear friends who are all grieving her passing and will miss her. Know you have our sympathy and prayers that God will ease your pain in losing your dear wife and mom,

    Lillian & Angelo Aromatorio

  32. Bob, Bobby and family: My deepest and sincere sympathy reach out to All of you. I’m very honored to have known Barb since 1993. Wampum Market brought a lot of special people into my life. God blessed me with all of you! When I think of Barb, I have a huge smile on my face. Very exceptional and beautiful lady. God Bless and comfort you All.

    My condolences,
    Julie Kotuba

  33. We only recently found out about Barb’s sudden passing….shocked and saddened to hear the news. May she rest with God and surely the Angels led her in. Many blessings to Bob and Bobby.

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