Barbara A. McGarvey

SHIRLEYSBURG – Barbara A. McGarvey, 66, of 15898 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at her home.

Born on Dec. 16, 1946, she was a daughter of Winifred (Pheasant) Cooper, of Aughwick Mills Road, Mount Union, and the late Melvin I. Cooper Sr.

Her husband, John R. McGarvey, whom she married on Oct. 29, 1965, in Orbisonia, survives at their home.

Also surviving are: four children, Mike McGarvey, of Shirleysburg, David McGarvey and wife, Cindi, of Orbisonia, Donna Wray and husband, Brian, of Shirleysburg, and Sue Kline and husband, Douglas, of McClure; four grandchildren, Tyler and Chris Wray, Catherine McGarvey and Brayden Kline; brothers, James Cooper and wife, Shirley, of Lewistown, and Dan Cooper and wife, Beverly, of Huntingdon; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded by one brother, Melvin I. “Moose” Cooper Jr., and one grandchild, Sara Ruthann McGarvey.

Mrs. McGarvey graduated from Captain Jack High School, Mount Union, Class of 1965.

Mrs. McGarvey was retired from Huntingdon School District, where she was a teacher’s aide. She had formerly worked at Arrow Shirt Factory, Huntingdon, and Dallco Industries, Mount Union.

She was a member of the Pentecostal Freedom Church, Orbisonia, and had been the church superintendent.

She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and enjoyed going to the beach.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, Mount Union, with Pastors Ramon Morgan and Rodney Heist officiating. Interment will be in the Haven Rest Memorial Park, Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to: Pentecostal Freedom Church, c/o Judy Yohn, 18833 Sandy Ridge Station, Orbisoina, PA 17243.