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Barbara Lou Summerville, 82 of New Wilmington, formerly of Union Township, passed away the morning of Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at The Grove in New Wilmington.
She was born in New Castle on Aug. 23, 1934, to Wallace Kirkwood and Helen Kite Kirkwood.
Barbara married Donald Earl Summerville on May 29, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1980.
She was active to adult literacy, having taught at the New Castle library and jail.
She was a member of New Castle First Toastmasters. She enjoyed reading and square dancing.
Survivors include four sons, Donald E. Jr., of New Castle, Robert A. of New Wilmington, Gregory M. of New Castle and Keith S. (Brenda) of Youngstown, Florida; her daughter, Sally L. Ruby (Jeff) of Pulaski; her brother, Norman Kirkwood of South Carolina; her sister, Betty Barrickman of South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Bupp, Hospice Chaplin, presiding.
Interment will be in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle.
Published on July 12, 2017
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