Cover photo for BARBARA A. MCCREERY's Obituary
1934 BARBARA 2017


February 13, 1934 — July 29, 2017

Barbara A. McCreery, 83, Altoona, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at her residence.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Kenney) Leighty. She married Joseph W. McCreery Sr. on Oct. 12, 1955, in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1962.

Surviving are two sons: Joseph W. Jr., with whom she resided, and Michael A. (Kelly), both of Altoona; four grandchildren: Sara Umholtz, Maggie McCreery, Paisley Jackson and Ireland McCreery; a sister, Dorothy E. Stiteler and husband, John C., and their children; and her godchild, Melissa Patterson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Arthur and Richard.

Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Altoona High School. She was employed as a pattern folder and had served as steward for the Textile Workers Union of America at Butterick Co. Inc., Altoona, retiring after 44 years of service.

Barbara was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona, and Christian Mothers. She served on the election board of the 14th Ward, Altoona.

Barbara enjoyed biking, rollerblading, camping with her family and with the Stiteler family. She loved her animals and enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc.

1204 17th Street , Altoona, PA 16601

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

5514 Roselawn Ave, Altoona, PA 16602

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