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First Church of God
Tuesday July 12th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Celebration of Life

First Church of God
Tuesday July 12th, 2022

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Barbara E. Bobenrieth

Barbara E. Bobenrieth “beloved wife, mother, and grandmother”

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa.---Barbara E. “Barb” Bobenrieth, 77, a lifelong resident of Port Allegany, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on Saturday, November 18, 1944 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Erwin L. and Martha V. Taylor Austin. She married Wayne M. Bobenrieth, who survives.

Barb attended a country school in Turtlepoint where she was a majorette and graduated from Kane High School.

For a brief time, Barb was employed as a waitress. Her biggest and most important job was being a wife and mother.

Barb was a devoted member of the First Church of God in Eldred. She loved to hunt and fish. She was a sharpshooter who out shot her husband. She loved her garden flowers, knitting, and taking family photos.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband; seven children, Virginia (Doug) Butler of Bradford, Doug (Nancy) Bobenrieth of New Hampshire, Terry Bobenrieth of Rixford, Todd (Jen) Bobenrieth of Port Allegany, Tim (Amy) Bobenrieth of Turtlepoint, Matt (Kathy) Bobenrieth of Bradford, and Dean (Toni) Bobenrieth of New Hampshire; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by her brothers.

Family and friends may call from 11am to noon on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the First Church of God, 142 Main Street, Eldred, where a celebration of Barb’s life will follow at noon, with Pastor Jim Kazimer, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of God, PO Box 254, Eldred, PA 16731 or to Port Area Ambulance Service, 22279 Rt. 6, Port Allegany, PA 16743.

Barb’s husband entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Barb, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


I can still see young and beautiful Barbara at camp with the family. She was always kind and fun to be around. Truly beautiful inside and out. She is a loss to us all. My heart goes out to her family.

Deborah Payne Jul 11 2022 5:12 PM

We were good friends in high school. I wished I could have seen more of her from time to time. Love and sympathy to the family.

Sandra Johnson Jul 11 2022 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Bobenrieth

Art and Mary (Lanzel) Heatherdale Jul 8 2022 8:53 PM

Hi Wayne,
So sorry to read about the recent passing of your wife. Please accept my prayers and sympathy for you and your entire family.
Take care,
Tom Daniels
ECCHS Class of ‘63

Tom Daniels Jul 7 2022 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Bobenrieth

Kevin & Patty Jul 6 2022 10:45 PM

So sorry to hear this. My sympathy on your loss.

Becky Austin Jul 6 2022 6:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Bobenrieth

Craig and Katie Ingram Jul 6 2022 12:26 PM