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Alma E. Barnhardt, 89 – Enjoyed Gardening, Painting, Sewing

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Alma E. Barnhardt, age 89, formerly of Valley View, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

She was born on Thursday, October 23, 1930, in Barry Twp, a daughter of the late Charles Maurer and the late Dora Kessler Maurer.

Alma was a seamstress for the former Philmark Mfg, Valley View, and then was employed at Huntsinger Farms, Hegins, until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Valley View.

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Alma enjoyed gardening, painting, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Her husband John “Jack” W Barnhardt, passed away in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by one grandson, one granddaughter, one sister, and seven brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Thomas Barnhardt and his wife Judy of Valley View, John D. Barnhardt and his wife Carol of Donaldson, and Jeffrey Barnhardt of Williamstown; two daughters, Mary Ellen Klebe of Hegins; and Karen Koppenhaver and her husband Butch of Hegins; a step son, Robert Kessler and his wife Leonice of Lykens; sixteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, George Maurer of Barry Twp, and Irvin Maurer of Sheridan, MT; a sister, Hazel Minnich of Orwigsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Valley View, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Duane Bardo officiating.

A viewing will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday at the church.

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Burial will be made in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Valley View.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church People Fund, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at


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