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Grayden Walter Barber, 79, of 5503 Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg for 43 years, peacefully went home to be with his Lord, at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Emmanuel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Danville.??
He was born Oct. 18, 1937, in New Columbia, a son of the late Walter and Margaret (Harter) Barber. On January 22, 1961, at the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, he married the former Martha Jean Erdley, who preceded him in death March 29, 2014.??

??Grayden was employed at Pennsylvania House, Lewisburg for more than 33 years, until the plant closed in 2007. After retirement, Grayden worked in food service at Mifflinburg School District and the Union County Sportsmens Club, Weikert.??
He was a member of the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 96, Union County Sportsmens Club, Weikert, and WoodmenLife, Lewisburg.
Grayden was a hard worker, and enjoyed gardening, riding his John Deere riding mower, camping, traveling, and spending time with his family.??

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David F. and Diane M. Barber, of Dillsburg, and Brian A. and Cindy A. Barber, of Mifflinburg; one daughter and beloved caregiver, Kathy E. Barber, of Mifflinburg and her companion Corey L. Flood, of McClure; four grandchildren, Ashlee, Zackary, Brandon, and Kaitlyne Barber; and two adopted grandchildren, Michael and Rebecca Flood.??
He was preceded in death by one sister, S. Jane Barber.??

Family and friends are welcome from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 28, at the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, where an Odd Fellows memorial service will be conducted at 7:45. Additional visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 29, at the church where the funeral will be conducted at 11, with the Rev. Nathan Druckenmiller officiating.??
Burial will be in the Lewisburg Cemetery.??

Memorial gifts may be made to the Dreisbach United Church of Christ, 875 Dreisbach Church Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837.
A special thank you to the staff of Emmanuel Center and Geisinger Medical Center for their loving care.??

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 20, 2017
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