Barbara Ann Kelly, of Blossburg, died peacefully at her son, Robert's home on Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Russell and Ruth Ward. She battled cancer courageously with great dignity.
Barbara will be especially remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother. Spending time and creating memories with her children and grandchildren were what she loved most. She also enjoyed bingo and ladies night out with her friends.
Barbara is survived by her children, Donnie Jackson of New York, John J. Kelly Jr. and Pam "Odgen" Kelly of Blossburg, Michael and Mary Kay "Dalton" Kelly of Hanover, Pa., Barbara Watkins of Blossburg, Russell and Sue "Brown" Kelly of Mansfield, Pa., Robert and Renee' "Swan" Kelly of Blossburg, William and Dawn "Larsson" Kelly of West Warwick, R.I.; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth and Carmen DeNicola of Thornton, Pa., and Evelyn (Candy) and her husband, James (who is deceased) Ednie of Norwood, Pa.; a brother George Ward, of Middletown, Del. and several special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Russell Ward and mother, Ruth (Harrison) Ward.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, Pa. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home Thursday June 27 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donation be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to Blossburg Ambulance and Fire Department, P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912.