378 Flatwoods Corner Road
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 292
Flatwoods, WV 26621
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Barbara Jean

November 22, 1951 – February 16, 2019

Barbara Gallaher
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Obituary for Barbara Jean Gallaher

Barbara Jean Gallaher, 67, of Sutton, West Virginia, went peacefully to sleep on February 16, 2019, at her home surrounded by her husband and two daughters, as was her wish.

Barb was born November 22, 1951 in Bay Village, Ohio, the eldest child of the late Sarah (Sally) A. Brown and Charles (Blake) B. Pendergrass. In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her infant son, Jason, her sisters, Marilou Wendling and Karen Blevins.

Barb was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Sutton Kingdom Hall. She put her trust and her life in her God, Jehovah's, hands, and she is now in His Rest.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Eric Gallaher, two daughters, Jenny (Carl) Payne of Gassaway, WV, Lori Payne of Gassaway, grandchildren Tasha Payne, of Gassaway, Tyler Payne, of Gassaway, Emerson Payne (Emily) of Weston WV, and Ethan Gallaher (Kaitlyn) of Strange Creek WV, as well as four great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her brothers, Roger (Denise) Pendergrass of Elyria, OH, Donald (Becky) Pendergrass of Elyria, and Dale (Lorie) of Westlake, OH, along with sisters, Diane Steele, of Elyria, OH, and Sharon McDermott (Casey Wathen) of Louisville, KY.

Barb was a homemaker and mother for many years. After her children were grown she furthered her education in business and income tax preparation. She retired after many years as a tax consultant and office manager with H&R Block in Gassaway, WV. She was an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service for many of those years.

Barb was an avid reader and student of the Bible. In addition to the Bible, she enjoyed reading legal thrillers and inspirational fiction. Barb was a gifted seamstress and needle worker. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, soaking up the sun, working in her flowers, and having porch time, drinking coffee with her best friend Ramona. Barb loved the water and had a lifelong love affair with Lake Erie.
Barbara’s wish for cremation has been honored. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 660 Sutton Lane, Sutton, WV 26601. Donald Lilly will be officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family in Barbara Jean Gallaher’s Book of Memory at stockert-paletti.com
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV will be in care of the arrangements of Barbara Jean Gallaher.
" 'For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, declares Jehovah, thoughts of peace and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.' "
-Jeremiah 29:11

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Service Information

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
Donald Lilly
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
660 Sutton Lane
Sutton, WV 26601