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Funeral Service

New Rosemont Cemetery
Tuesday June 19th, 2018

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Barbara Ann Derr

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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I miss you dearly, you were and will always be my momma bear- you were there when I needed someone to talk to- you made me be a better person- the secrets we kept- there will never be another you- the day you left my world fell apart- I go past your house all the time - I talk to you every night- my heart aches without you- everyone is falling apart- you were my go to person for everything- I love you and miss you and will be forever grateful for the time god allowed you to be in my life- rest well momma

brandy walton Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Derr

brandy walton Aug 15 2018 12:00 AM

Love you Always Momma Barb

Joanne Johnson Faus Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

It was always great to see and visit with her when she was sitting outside. Houdini, Yvonne, and myself will miss Barb everytime we walk past her home.

Michael Collins and Yvonne Wolfe Jun 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Derr

Beatrice mccabe Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was ordered on June 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jun 18 2018 12:00 AM