Barbara A. (Whitfield) Green, loving wife for 53 years and best friend of Raymond L. Green, of Upper Pottsgrove, passed away from this life on Thursday at her residence with her family by her side.
Born in Widnes, Cheshire England, Barb met Ray while he was serving in the US Air Force. They were married on Feb. 9th, 1957 at St. Luke’s Church in Widnes.
She was the loving mother of Patrick B. Green, Richard G. Green, husband of Cindy, Philip T. Green, husband of Margot, Carol S. McCauslin, wife of Michael, and Kenneth K. Green, husband of Kristen; brother of Barrie Whitfield, husband of Margaret; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Barbara was a member of New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. She worked in the cafeteria at the Pottsgrove Intermediate School for many years, retiring in 2001. She was known by her nieces and nephews as “Aunt Bobbie”. Barb spent many hours working in her flower gardens, and took great pride in the beautiful results of her labor. She enjoyed sewing, often making new seat covers or reupholstering furniture. She also designed a unique seat cover. Barb never quite lost her British accent, and often used terms that were unusual and humorous and enjoyed by all. First and foremost, however, she loved and enjoyed her family.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00AM at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville with Rev. Thomas Lang officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.