Barbara J. Spece

McAlisterville – Barbara J. Spece, 76, of McAlisterville, formerly of Thompsontown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born Oct. 29, 1936 in Mifflintown, she was the daughter of the late John and Pauline Potter Harling.

She is survived by: three children, Billie Jo Mosley and husband, Earl, Harrisburg, Greg Spece, McAlisterville, and Melissa J. Sheaffer and husband, Terry, Mt Pleasant Mills; one brother, Ronald Harling, Mifflintown; her companion of 27 years, Richard Heinz, York; two half-siblings, Jessie Harling and Curt Harling; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sydney Cleck, one brother, Walter “Butch” Harling, and her step-mother, Lois Sheriff Harling.

She processed medical claims for C.B.H.N.P. and was a member of Christian Life Assembly Church, Camp Hill.

Barb loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially during the Christmas season. She enjoyed cooking and traveling, was an avid QVC shopper, and was a vital helper at the Bread of Life Restaurant.

Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with her son-in-law, Pastor Terry Sheaffer, officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

There will be a viewing at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to BOLO Food Outreach, 253 N. Sixth St., Newport, PA 17074.

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