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Mary Barbara Andrews, age 95, of New Bethlehem, passed away Monday morning, August 19, 2019.
Born June 15, 1924 in Southampton County, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Herschel Howard and Mary Bolton Webb.
She graduated with a BS degree in Home Economics from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia on June 2, 1945.
Barbara married Tom Truitt Andrews, Jr. on September 15, 1946 in Boykins, Virginia, Southampton County and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1996.
She was a Home Economics teacher at Bowling Green, Virginia from 1945 to 1946 then at Redbank Valley High School from 1967 until retiring in 1990.
Barbara was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and elder, and taught Sunday School.
She held memberships in the Pennsylvania State Education Association, PASR Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Walkie Talkie Red Hats, Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Garden Club of Clarion County (for over 26 years) and the Redbank Valley Historical Society.
Barbara was an avid walker, golfer, bridge player and Steelers fan. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She loved doing needle work, baking and traveling worldwide with her late husband, along with traveling to be with her beloved family.
Barbara embraced the age of technology, loving social media (FB), emailing, texting and Face Timing her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters: Susan Ellen Rosendahl of New Bethlehem and Sarah Leigh Barbee and her husband, Paul Francis Barbee, Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina; three grandchildren: Tana Rene Rosendahl of Jamestown, New York; Andrew Ray Rosendahl of New York, New York and Paul Francis Barbee, III of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Barbara is also survived by two great grandchildren: Jameson Truitt Trusler of Jamestown, New York and Cooper Truitt Rosendahl of New York, New York.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Bruce Ray Rosendahl on July 26, 2013.
Family and friends will be received from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 403 Penn Street, New Bethlehem, with Reverend Jack Gareis and Reverend Sarah Heppenstall co-officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Mary Barbara Andrews to the Clarion/Forest VNA Hospice, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214 (cfvna.org); Redbank Valley Historical Society, 209 Lafayette Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242 (redbankren.org/donations) or the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 403 Penn Street, New Bethlehem, PA 16242.
Online condolences may be sent to Barbara’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com
Clarion/Forest VNA Hospice
271 Perkins Road, Clarion PA 16214
Redbank Valley Historical Society
209 Lafayette Street, New Bethlehem PA 16242
New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
403 Penn Street, New Bethlehem PA 16242