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Barbara L. Rager

Rager – Barbara L., 83, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2019, in Johnstown. Born on June 5, 1935, in Armagh, PA, daughter of Boyd E. and Mabel L. (Fry) Stiles. Preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Thomas D. Shomo; 2nd husband, Clair E. Rager. She is survived by her loving children, William Shomo, husband of Darlene (Carothers), VA, David Shomo, husband of Brenda (Gorman), VA, Barry Rager, Husband of Kim Kennedy, Central City, PA; step children, Bruce Rager, VA, Barbara, wife of Gary Reese, Davidsville, and Rev. Brian Rager, Boswell, PA; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; siblings, Thomas, married to the former Donna Bloom, VA, LaRue, wife of Cyril Shomo, AZ and Boyd, married to the former Anita Smith, TN and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. At the church, she was a choir member for several years; taught the 4-year-old Sunday School, and volunteered in the nursery and kitchen. Barbara served on the Christian Women’s Club, and was a past queen for the Red Hat Society. She was also a member of the Richland Senior Center and the Raystown Coast Guard Auxiliary. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, knitting, dancing, and boating and camping at Raystown. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with the Pastor Kirk Rowland officiating. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be directed to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 425 Luther Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Barbara. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Rest in peace my precious sister. Hope to see you in heaven, when it is my time, or when I get there. Say hello to out loved ones for me. We shared a lot of precious memories together. I shall miss you always Barb, love you always.

LaRue Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

Grandma Barbara Rager.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Who will be loved and missed always.
Rest in Peace.

Daniel & Diana Shomo Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Rager

Daniel & Diana Shomo Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM


Grandma Barbara Rager, In loving memory of a wonderful person. Grief and remberance are the last acts of love we have to give to those we have loved. You will be loved and missed Always. Rest in Peace. Daniel & Diana Shomo

Expression of Sympathy Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

You have my sincere sympathy for your loss. Barb was a lovely lady and also a great friend to my mom. I also have sweet memories of your Mom and Dad sitting together hand in hand at church. So very adorable. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat Connor Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent on April 23, 2019

With all our love, Keith, Kerry, Eric, Matt, Leah, Lincoln and Kade Rager, Craig and Zack Rager, Curtis,Jennifer, Ella, Jake and Ty Rager. You will be sadly missed.

Expression of Sympathy Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

Please know my heart is with youns. I loved aunt barb. Im not able to come Friday my husband is in Pittsburgh hospital and I spend a lot of time there. (8142544403). Call me anytime and if I dont answer Ill call you back

Rosie cernic Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM