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McDermott Funeral Home - Kennedy Township Location
Thursday August 11th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Barbara Jean Papst


79, of Kennedy Twp., passed away Monday, August 8, 2022.  Barbara Jean was the beloved daughter of late Anthony and Nellie Papst; loving sister of John Papst; and cherished Aunt of Chad (Kelly) Papst and Julie Rudolph.  She is also survived by several aunts, many cousins, and a dear friend Maryann Stebelsky.  Barbara Jean will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara Jean’s name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease (michaeljfox.org/donate), Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.  Family and friends may visit THURSDAY, 10-11:00 AM at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Twp., where a Blessing Service will be held at 11:00, followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery.



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Barbara Jean was a very special person to me for many years. We weren’t very close as we were miles apart in different states and didn’t have much chance to get to know one another. However, when I was younger and Barbara was a teenager I always idolized her and she always had that relationship for me. It took me forever to reach out to her by phone calls and letters as a senior, but better late than never. You’ll always be in my heart. Love Marilyn

Marilyn Chase Scanga Aug 26 2022 3:19 PM

Barb was a very special lady to our family. She was Godmother to both Deron and Brian. My sincere sympathy to the family. She will always be remembered with love.

Pat Rackie Aug 15 2022 1:16 PM

Barbara Jean was my God Mother and a wonderful person. I will always have great memories of her from my childhood. I was fortunate enough to see her when I was back in Pittsburgh a few years ago. God bless you Barbara Jean.

Deron Rackie Aug 14 2022 9:06 PM

Dear sweet Barbara Jean was like a mother hen to me when I was a very small boy. She watched over me constantly. She called me every year to wish me a happy birthday. Quite often we would meet for lunch when she worked at Hornes and I worked at Allegheny Center Mall. I have many fond memories of Barb. Rest easy Barbara Jean. I’ll miss you and love you always.

Robert Rackie Aug 9 2022 3:53 PM