2017-03-04 / Obituaries

Barbara A. Purdy

MAY 7, 1961 - FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Barbara A. Purdy, 55, of Austin, passed away Feb. 23, 2017, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Born May 7, 1961 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert and Betty Lindsley Coons.

Barbara was a graduate of Austin High School. She had served as treasurer for Austin Boy Scouts Troop 524. She was a volunteer at the Austin School District, member of MADD and was well known for her great cooking.

Barbara is survived by her husband, George Herzing; children, Brandon and Timothy Purdy, both of Austin, and Emily Purdy, of Baltimore, Md.; two stepdaughters, Anne Marie and Marianne Herzing; granddaughter, Elaina; and two sisters, Robin McGuire of Pittsburgh and Karen Cooney of Smethport. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara’s memorial service at noon Saturday, March 4, at the Austin United Methodist Church with Pastor Steven Small officiating. A receiving of family and friends will be held prior to the service from 10:30 to noon. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Coudersport.

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