Barbara R. Heath

Barbara R. Heath, 89, formerly of Lewistown and York, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Personal Care, Lewisburg.

Born Oct. 4, 1928, in York, she was a daughter of the late Ruth (Bott) and Vernon D. Heilman.

She is survived by: her husband, of 66 years, Robert J. Heath Jr., of Lewisburg; her children, Michael R. Heath, of Bridgeport, Rebecca Deljanovan and husband, Thomas, of South Williamsport, and Karolyn E. Rayman and husband, Edgar, of Camp Hill; seven grandchildren, Timothy Deljanovan and wife, Paige, Elizabeth Deljanovan, Ted Deljanovan, Daniel and Kathryn Heath, Breanna and Marissa Rayman; one great-grand- daughter, Tatum Deljanovan; a brother, Donald B. Heilman, of Reading; a sister, Jean Throne, of York; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barb was a graduate of York High School, Class of 1946, and West Chester University, earning a bachelor’s degree in education.

She was a school teacher at the following locations: York, West York and Lewistown. She retired from the Mifflin County School District in 1971.

Barb was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, where she sang in the choir and was a past Sunday school teacher.

Barb loved her longtime friends from York and Lewistown and the fun they had. Highlights from those years included her Penn State tailgate crew “The Farquel Family” and her YMCA ladies called the “menopausal mermaids.” She was a storyteller and she loved to tell jokes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.

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Interment will take place in Greenmount Cemetery, York.

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