Barbara L. Dethample, 68, of Tarentum died Monday, March 18, 2019 from a brief illness at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born January 1, 1951 in Natrona Heights to the late Clark Stephen and Phyllis Jean (McIntyre) Green. Barbara was a 1969 graduate of Freeport High School. She was a caregiver to many terminally ill friends prior to receiving her Nursing Degree from Citizens School of Nursing. Barbara has been a private duty nurse for the past 20 years. Caring for the elderly, terminally ill, or disabled was truly what she loved. She will be remembered most for her creative talents, love of cooking, her carefree outlook on life and her spectacular sense of humor. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her two daughters, Steffie Dethample of Tarentum, Molly Dethample of Freeport, her sister, Laurie J (Robert) Beck of New Kensington and her nieces and nephews, Terry, Tracie, Timothy, Sunny and Jaymee. She was preceded in death by her parents mentioned above, and her sisters, Suzanne Hewitt and Kimberly Ann Holbein. Family and friends will be received to celebrate Barbara’s life on Friday, March 22nd from 6:00pm until the time of memorial ceremonies at 7:00 pm the Dennis J. Daugherty Funeral Home 324 Fourth Street, Freeport. (724-295-3100). The Reverend Harold M. Mele will officiate memorial ceremonies.
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