Barbara Ann Lowe Koebley, age 85, of Gibsonia PA and formerly of Warren PA passed away peacefully on Saturday January 7, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Robert William, loving mother of Scott (Sarah) and Keith (Christine), proud grandmother of Sean (Lauren), Samuel (Virginia), Anna (Jonathan), Shelby and Nicholas, dear great-grandmother of Eli Joseph, Rushton Lowe and Robert James, sister of Nancy Hancher (Robert) and the late Robert Lowe Jr. (Frances Dee) , and devoted daughter of the late Ethel Grace Seibert and Robert Lowe.
Barbara was raised in Coraopolis PA after her birth on November 18, 1937 and spent most of her adult life living in 7 different homes in the Warren area. She was a graduate of Coraopolis High School and Grove City College, where she met the love-of-her-life Robert. Barbara, known to family and friends as Barbie, had a deep faith while being a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years and the First Presbyterian Church in Bakerstown PA for the past 9 years. She was a Choir member for over 40 years at First United Methodist while serving other commissions there. Besides church ministries that she contributed her time and talents, she volunteered over the years for the Friends of Struthers Library Theatre Board, Warren Garden Club, Blue Stocking Club, Antique Study, League of Women Voters, among others. Barbara applied her exceptional skills in office management and interpersonal communications to organizations she worked for, including the Warren County School District, Coates, Way and Anderson CPA’s, R.W. Larson Associates, Struthers Wells Corporation and The Chautauqua Institution.
Barbie made lasting friendships with all she met including her co-workers, neighbors, congregation members and St Barnabas caregivers. Even though she struggled remembering names and words over the past three years after a series of strokes and falls, she greeted everyone with her infectious smile, generous acts and kind words. Her loving spirit will be truly missed by all she touched in her full life.
A memorial service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Warren at a later date in Spring 2023. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden at the church next to her late husband Robert. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA 16365 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 5825 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, 304 East Street, Warren, PA 16365. There will be an announcement of her Spring 2023 memorial service date in the near future.