Barbara H. Brouse
Barbara H. Brouse, 82, of Northumberland, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Nottingham Village in Northumberland.

She was born in Sunbury on May 12, 1937, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ann (Jankowski) Hallden. She married Eugene "Gene" Brouse on March 29, 1958. Gene preceded her in death on May 31, 2017.

She graduated from Northumberland High School in 1955. Upon graduation she worked for Bell Telephone (now Verizon) until her retirement. After retirement from Bell, she and Gene opened a paint and wallcovering store until their retirement. She retired to spend time with her family.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Marlin Persing; one son, Scott and fiancé Wanda Feese; grandchildren, Bryan and his wife Angie, Steve, Abby and her husband Lee, Lilly and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jake, Max, Paetynn, Jewellius, Scarlette and Cainan; one brother and his wife, Philip and Loye Hallden; one brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Patricia Brouse; one sister-in-law, Ruth Kuhns; and several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St., Northumberland, PA 17857.

At Barbara's request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.
Published on March 21, 2020


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Dorcas Dailey
Mar 23, 2020
Jan, I'd see your mom occasionally when in the pharmacy. She remembered me from years ago. What a kind soul. She will be missed.
Jack Minnier
Mar 22, 2020
Dear Jan and Scott, I have so many fond memories of your mother...and your father too!! I was the first male to work at the Bell of Pa business office on Arch St in Sunbury in 1973! Your mother was a good woman and she was always willing to help the "new man" in the office. May God bless her and each of you as you mourn her passing! Take comfort in the memories you have accumulated in her lifetime and remember, this separation is only temporary!! Continued best wishes! In sympathy and friendship, Jack