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K. Susanne (Mehaffie) Barnard

August 17, 1936 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 83)


            K. Susanne Barnard, 83 of Altoona died late Tuesday evening June 30, 2020 at her residence.

            She was born August 17, 1936 in Altoona a daughter of the late N. Kenneth and Kathryn B. (Martz) Mehaffie. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James A. Datris and her estranged husband Lyle M. Barnard.

            Surviving are two children, daughter Rebecca Deem (Kirk) and their children Alexander, Benjamin and Elizabeth; son Stephen Barnard (Lisa) and their children, Sarah, Matthew and Devi; step-daughter Rebecca Grace (Blase) and step grandchildren Allison Ritchey (Mark), Meggie and Ellie.

            Mrs. Barnard was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altoona where she was a member of the Altar Guild and the Worship and Music Committee.

Susanne was a 1954 graduate of Altoona High School.

She retired as a secretary to the Director of Student Affairs at Penn State Altoona in 1994 following 30 years’ service.

Susanne enjoyed music and playing the piano and cello. She sang with the Spokane Washington Choral Society.

She was formerly a hospice volunteer and belonged to the former Altoona Junior Women’s Club.

All arrangements are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1401 Twelfth Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602.

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