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Eliza Ellen Barber

April 17, 1937 — June 11, 2023

Mrs. Eliza Ellen Vanderpool Barber, age 86, formerly of Sugar Run, PA, passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 11, 2023, at the Bradford County Manor surrounded by her loving family. 

Eliza was born on April 17, 1937, at home at Sugar Creek, N. Towanda Twp., Bradford County, PA, a daughter of the late Horton & Dorothy May Bailey Vanderpool. She was married to the late Lewis Barber who passed away in 1991. She was a housewife all of her life. 

In 1973 she moved to Sugar Run, PA, from the Granville Summit, PA, area. For the last almost eight years she has been a resident of the Bradford County Manor. She formerly attended the Moxie Community Church. 

She enjoyed cooking and making clothing. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting and had made several blankets for members of her family. She especially loved to watch the birds outside, but her greatest joy was taking care of her grandkids and spending time with her family.  


Four sons:         

Kenneth (Kandy) Bailey                                   Sayre, PA

Richard Bailey                                                   Elmira, NY

Jesse (Tammy) Barber                                     New Albany, PA

James (Cathy) Barber                                        Canton, PA

Six daughters:

Dorothy (Kenneth) Hart                                    Gillett, PA

Bonnie (Richard) Houck                                   Dushore, PA

Lillian (Wilbur) Dymond                                  Towanda, PA

Beverly (Frank) Talada                                     Milan, PA

Rose (Leo) Kipp                                                 New Albany, PA

Rita Madigan                                                      Athens, PA

Three sisters:

Molly Benjamin                                                 Milan, PA

Damie Hatch                                                       Towanda, PA

Doris Lewis                                                        Big Pond, PA


Myron (Rose) Vanderpool                                Ocala, FL

She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by two sons: Ronnie Bailey in September of 1979, and Horton Bailey in 1972. She was also predeceased by a son-in-law Edward Madigan on June 20, 2020, a brother William “Billy” Vanderpool on August 28, 2020, two sisters: Margaret Wittig Johnson and Eunice Fessenden on June 21, 2020, and by two great great grandsons: Cameron Michael James Armitage on October 6, 2018, and Daryl Scott Merritt on March 28, 2019. 

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the Homer Funeral Home, 83 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA, with her son-in-law, Richard Houck officiating. Interment will follow in the Terrytown Cemetery. 

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, June 16, 2023, from 12:00 P.M. until the start of the service at 2:00 P.M. 

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Homer Funeral Home Wyalusing

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Friday, June 16, 2023

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83 Grovedale Lane
Wyalusing, PA 18853

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