GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania – Barbara Ann Powell Stitt, age 93 years, formerly of 42 Columbia Avenue, Greenville, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017, in the St. Paul’s Villas, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
She was born December 30, 1923, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, to Margaret and Edward Powell.
She attended Waynesburg College, earning her BA in English by 1945.
Barbara or “Bobbie“, as she was known to family and close friends, was employed 1946-1951 at Equitable Life Assurance Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania then TWA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before her marriage to Donald G. Stitt, Maryland in July 1951 and becoming a full-time housewife and mother.
She was married for 61.5 years.
Barbara faithfully attended First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, Pennsylvania, serving first as a Sunday school teacher, then as Elder, then Women’s Circle Chair. Barbara also served as President of AARP #4054 for the Greenville-Lakeland area.
She is survived by a younger sister, Mrs. “Peggy” Murdock, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; two daughters, B. Leslie Stitt Moody and her husband, Lt. Col. Bruce R. Moody, USMC, Ret., of Stafford, Virginia and Judith V. Stitt, of Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as one son, Edward T. Stitt and his wife, Dr. W. Zoe Stitt, with their three children, Audrey, Bobby and Suzie, of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Barbara will best be remembered for her rock-solid faith in her Lord Jesus Christ and for her deep enjoyment of reading. She was loved by family, friends and neighbors for her generosity with gourmet home-cooking, as well as her gifts of spiritual insights, humor, recipes and self-help knowledge. Her appreciation of beauty was reflected in her gardening and in her love of music. Assorted stray dogs and cats somehow found their ways to her care, adding to her enjoyment of life.
“Bobbie” was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband and her older sister, Dr. Catherine Simmers, late of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Red Bank, New Jersey.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125 or St. Paul’s Development Office, 341 East Jamestown Road, Greenville, Pennsylvania 16125.
Calling hours will take place Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at Westminster Chapel, First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania with Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating.
Inurnment will be in Oakmont Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements handled by Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services.