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Obituary for Barbara J. Colyer

Barbara J. Colyer, 68, of Harrisburg, formerly of McAlisterville, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her residence.

Born on June 5, 1951 in Monroe Twp., Juniata County, she is a daughter of Lee E. and Norma L. (Carvell) Colyer of McAlisterville.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Marilyn Maurer and her husband Denny of Elysburg, Patricia Colyer of McAlisterville, Robin Colyer and his wife Cindy of Selinsgrove, Anita Graham and her husband Stephen of State College, and Julie Shirk and her husband Steven of McAlisterville; one niece, Kaylee Shirk; and five nephews, Jereomy Maurer and his wife Anna, Anthony Maurer, Michael Maurer, Joseph Colyer, and Cameron Colyer and his fiancé Tanesha Feltman.

Ms. Colyer was a 1969 graduate of East Juniata High School in Cocolamus and had attended the Harrisburg Area Community College where she obtained her Associates Degree.

Barbara was employed and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and also had obtained her Real Estate License and was employed with Century 21 Walak Associates in Enola.

In earlier life, she had attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in Cocolamus and enjoyed traveling and reading books. Always being an inspirational and positive person, Barbara will be remembered for her love and support of her family and friends and for the care and help she provided to animals, especially her neighborhood cats.

All Services will be private with interment taking place at St. John's United Methodist Church Cemetery in McAlisterville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ms. Colyer’s memory can be made to the Juniata County Library, 498 Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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