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Calling Hours:
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 3:30pm
Westminster Chapel, First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating

Inurnment will be in Oakmont Cemetery
Waynesburg, PA

Barbara Ann Powell Stitt, age 93 years, formerly of 42 Columbia Avenue, Greenville, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 in the St. Paul's Villas, Greenville, PA. 

She was born December 30, 1923, in Waynesburg, PA, to Margaret and Edward Powell. She attended Waynesburg College, earning her BA in English by 1945. Barbara, or “Bobbie, “ as she was known to family and close friends, was employed 1946-1951 at Equitable Life Assurance Company in Harrisburg, PA, then TWA in Pittsburgh, PA, before her marriage to Donald G. Stitt, MD in July 1951, and becoming a full-time housewife and mother. She was married for 61.5 years. Barbara faithfully attended First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, PA, serving first as a Sunday school teacher, then as Elder, then Women's Circle Chair. Barbara also served as President of AARP #4054 for the Greenville-Lakeland area.

She is survived by a younger sister, Mrs. “Peggy” Murdock, of Waynesburg, PA, two daughters, B. Leslie Stitt Moody and her husband, Lt. Col. Bruce R. Moody, USMC, Ret., of Stafford, VA, and Judith V. Stitt, of Cambridge, MA, as well as one son, Edward T. Stitt and his wife, Dr. W. Zoe Stitt, with their three children, Audrey, Bobby, and Suzie, of Brookline, MA.

Barbara will best be remembered for her rock-solid faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, and for her deep enjoyment of reading. She was loved by family, friends, and neighbors for her generosity with gourmet home-cooking, as well as her gifts of spiritual insights, humor, recipes, and self-help knowledge. Her appreciation of beauty was reflected in her gardening, and in her love of music. Assorted stray dogs and cats somehow found their ways to her care, adding to her enjoyment of life.

“Bobbie” was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, and her older sister, Dr. Catherine Simmers, late of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Red Bank, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125 or St. Paul's Development Office, 341 East Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA 16125.

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3 Comments

  1. Ruthie DiDonato Maggs Ruthie DiDonato Maggs
    September 4, 2017    

    Leslie,
    My deepest sympathies. Wishing you happy memories and God’s healing comfort. May God bless you and all your family.

  2. Ted and Patty Marantis Ted and Patty Marantis
    September 7, 2017    

    Our thoughts and prayers to Barbara’s family in the loss of your dear mother. We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the visiting or service for her. We will be out of town on Saturday afternoon, attending a High School alumni reunion. We have so many happy memories of both of your parents thru the years of our times at First Presby.

  3. Doug & Lori Anderson Doug & Lori Anderson
    September 8, 2017    

    Ed,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family with the lost of your mother. I am unable to attend the services as we will be out of town.
    My deepest sympathy go out to your entire family and we have lost a truly great lady.
    Sincerely,
    Doug

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