Barbara Ann (Rutty) Conrad

Born: Fri., Oct. 4, 1946
Died: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Barbara Conrad, 71, of Canton, PA peacefully passed away Wednesday evening, January 24, 2018, at the Bradford County Manor following a courageous battle with cancer.

Barbara Ann, “Barb” to family and friends, was born October 4, 1946 in Canton.  She was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1964.  Barb possessed a strong work ethic all her life.  In early years she was employed in Williamsport by Cobbler’s Shoe Co. and the Avco/Textron Corp.  She also worked at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg and Canton’s Parker Hannifin Corp., most recently working for Kmart in Wysox.   Barb was also an accomplished bowler, receiving many awards and trophies over the years.  She was a member of Canton’s Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and the International American Machinist, IAM Union, Local 1190.
Family, home and especially her grandchildren were very important in Barb’s life.  She will be remembered as a kind person who would offer help to anyone in need.  Barb enjoyed reading, researching her family genealogy, riding motorcycle, bus trips and traveling with friends and family.

Surviving are two daughters, Terry Wheeler of Muncy and Leanne Jayne of Canton; two grandchildren, Brittney (J.D.) Kingsley of East Smithfield and Kelcey Jayne of Mansfield (fiancé Archie Vroman of Canton); great grandchildren, Kamerin, Konner and Kadence Kingsley;  longtime companion, Garry Kilbourn of Granville Center; two sisters, Wanda (David) Cashdollar of Canton and Ruth Hunsinger of Rome; four half siblings, Mary Hill, Bertha (J.D.) Molash, Odessa Mathers, and James Guy all of Minnesota; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father, Murray Earl Rutty in 1998; special uncle, Donald Rutty and nephew Richard Rinebold

Calling hours are 12 – 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton.  Rev. Nancy Beahm will officiate the funeral service at 2 p.m.  Burial will be held in Beech Flats Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Barb’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E Third St Williamsport, PA 17701.  Share memories and condolences at

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Terry Wheeler
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Although I am Barb's eldest daughter, I would like to just send out my condolences to all her friends and coworkers and anyone who ever loved her and thought highly of her...

Shirley pepper
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Barbs family and Garry, so sorry on your loss,, she was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jack Wheeler
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Sorry to hear of Barb's passing.

Towanda kmart
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Sending deepest sympathy

Lorinda K. Vanderpool
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Sending deepest sympathy to the family.

Donna Shepard
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
LeAnne & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, she was such a nice lady & will be fondly remembered. Thoughts & Prayers to you & all of Barb's Family.

   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
So sorry for the loss of your grand-mother, Brittany Grieving is never an easy process. It is one day at a time. Especially a parent, grand-parent or any other relative you were close to. She is in a better place now, no more suffering or pain.

Justin Howell
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Sorry for the lost of a great woman and while I might not have been around much it was always a highlight to get to spend a evening with such a amazing person when I was up that way.

Class of 1964
   Posted Sun January 28, 2018
The Class of 1964 wishes to send our condolences to the family of Barbara Rutty Conrad.

Daryl Vermilya
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
My sincere thoughts and prayers to the family. May wonderful memories of Barb get you all through this sad time. Thinking of you.

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