The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 18, 2014

Della G. Barbus

NEW FLO — BARBUS – Della G., 95, formerly of New Florence, went to be with the Lord June 17, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Village. Born Aug. 11, 1918, in New Florence, daughter of late Harry E. and Elizabeth (McAdams) Boring. Also preceded in death by husband, Michael P. Barbus; and brothers and sisters, James Boring, Val Boring, Annie Baird, Lloyd Boring, Olive Penrose and Orville Boring. Survived by sons, Michael W. Barbus, and wife, Gwen, Shelby, N.C.; and Harry A. Barbus, and wife, Marsha, Crabtree; grandson, Michael B. Barbus, and fiancee, Renee Roach; and great-granddaughters, Pyper Jai Barbus and Ella Jane Barbus, who was born on Della’s birthday in 2010; also numerous nieces and nephews. Della graduated from Bolivar High School, and was a dedicated housewife and mother. Longtime member of Germany United Methodist Church. She liked to cook and bake bread (and gave a lot to the neighbors), and enjoyed her grandson, Michael, tremendously. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. R. Kenneth Keiper, officiating. Interment, Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

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