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February 5, 2014

Barry Thomas Plouse

EDINBORO, PA. — PLOUSE – Barry Thomas, 51, resident of Edinboro, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home. Born July 1, 1962, in Spangler, son of the late Wade P. and Alberta B. Patty Plouse. Barry’s family includes his wife, Tanis Boden Plouse, and their daughter, Ramey E. Plouse; brothers, Samuel Pelchar (Karen), Oakridge, Tenn.; Wade “Rusty” Plouse, York, Pa.; Edward Plouse, Dover, Pa.; and Cecil “Scott” Plouse, Edinboro, Pa.; sister, Margaret “Bunny” Bracken (Dave), Mineral Point; nieces, Taylor Pelchar, Shawna Bracken, Amber Bracken, Whitney Plouse, Morgan Plouse and Talyn Boden; and nephew, Tyler Boden. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro, Pa. Memorials may be given to Regional Cancer Foundation, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, Pa. 16505, or to Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16501. Condolences may be shared at

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