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Barbara Ann Derr

December 16, 1943 ~ June 12, 2018 (age 74)
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Barbara Ann Derr, age 74, 2344 Second Street, Bloomsburg (Espy) died at her home at 4:31 a. m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 after an illness.

Born in Bloomsburg on December 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Jesse, Jr. and Sarah (Gray) Derr. She spent her entire life in the Bloomsburg area.

Barbara was employed as a caregiver much of her life, retiring in 2014.  She  had been a bus driver for the Southern Area School District and had also been employed as a receptionist at the former Glen Edward Photography Studio, Bloomsburg.

A member of Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion,  Ladies Auxiliary, she also belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of Catawissa Post 8306, VFW and served the group as chaplain for several years. She also was a member of the Washies Fire Company, Danville and the Southside Fire Company in Riverside.

Barbara enjoyed fishing, camping, the outdoors and especially her family. Her hobbies were crafting and photography. She also was a lover of all types of animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Ralph Derr on Aug. 6, 2009, Paul Derr on Oct. 10, 2005 and Jerry Lee Derr on Oct. 4, 2012.

Surviving are four children: Donnette L. Whitenight; Diane L. Whitenight; Dennis L. Whitenight, all of Bloomsburg; Dorree L., wife of Henry L. Moyer, III, Berwick; six grandchildren: Shane Temple, Amanda Hopper, Jason Whitenight, Corey Whitenight, Twyla Shaffer and Tanya Stout; nine great-grandchildren; and her companion of many years, Dale McHenry, Bloomsburg. She was the last of her immediate family and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her very best feline friend, Wilson, died several years ago..

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon in the Chapel of New Rosemont Cemetery, Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg (Espy). There will be no viewing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.


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