January 01, 1970


Barbara Gail (Snyder) (Heeter)


Age 81, of New Sewickley Twp., formerly of Avalon, PA and Howland Township, OH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.  She was a graduate of Bellevue High School and later received her BS from Duquesne University.   After raising her children, which she claimed was the “best job ever,” Barb enjoyed a 20-year career with CNA Surety, retiring in 2005 as a Senior Surety Underwriter.   Always active in church and community, Barb was a prior member of the Northgate School District Board of Directors; was a eucharistic minister at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry and Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren, Ohio; and was a member of the St Ferdinand’s Women Gathered and the Women’s Retreat initiatives.  Those that knew Barb were likely touched at some point by her quiet kindness, especially in times of distress or need, through a supportive word, a phone call or a handwritten note.  Yet she was never happier than when surrounded by her large, noisy family, reveling in laughter, story-telling and exchanges of quick wit.  By her own assessment, she lived a good, rewarding life filled with fun and love.


Barb was preceded in death by her parents, William J. Snyder and Beatrice DeCarlo Snyder, as well as her first husband, David L. Heeter.   She was the beloved wife of Patrick (“Pat”) Kenney; loving mother of Jeff Heeter (Amy), Terri Penn (Tom), Mark Heeter (Kirsten), and Brian Heeter (Alexandra); proud Nana to 12 grandchildren; loving sister of Jean Dennison, Kristine Lampkin (Eddie), and Mary Ellen Rawlings; She is also survived by Pat’s children: Patrick Kenney, Jr., Lee Ann Damian (Steve), and Mark Kenney (Denise), and Pat’s 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; as well as many other friends and relatives who will miss her dearly. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., (724) 772-8800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Ferdinand Church (Divine Grace Parish) 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 on Tuesday at 10AM.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Barbara’s name.

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  • Alan Dennison

    Chapter 25 in the book of Mathew must have been referring to Barbara where it states, “Well Done, Thy Good and Faithful Servant”. Rest in Peace, Barb. You have made a difference.

  • Donna & Bill Wyland

    Our deepest sympathies & prayers to Pat & the entire family. We *girls” have known each other for 66 years, since we were in 9th grade at Bellevue High School. Had many enjoyable & fun times when our families were grwing up & planning our high school reunions. Will miss you, dear friend, so very much.

  • Shirley Citrone

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not have the opportunity to know Barb personally. I had the pleasure of her company at the ladies retreat at St Paul’s Retreat Center last October .
    Her many friends love her and shared many stories of their friendship. You are all in my thoughts, heart and prayers. Peace of Jesus as you all walk this journey without your beloved wife, mom, grandma. Love and Prayers. Shirley Citrone

  • Ron and LouElla Yavorka

    So sorry for your loss. Barb was a great lady and friend. She served our class tirelessly.

  • Eric & Suzanne Miazga

    Love Always

  • Virginia Matan hufnagel

    Rest in peace Barb, thoughts and prayers for her husband, her sisters Jean, kris, and Mimi, her children and all of the other members of the family

  • Maria Ángeles Ruiz

    Rest in peace! Christy what a beautiful lady & wonderful life! You all been blessed to be part of her life! Love for your mom from Maria & Alfonso.

  • Rob Kenney

    Gina and I had the pleasure of knowing Barbara and she will be missed be her friends and families.
    May God watch over her. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all

  • Terry and Frank Supancic

    Pat and family, so sorry we cannot join you in the celebration of Barb’s life, but know we are there in spirit. The memories we share our so precious to us. The laughs, the food, and the travel were made special by Barb. We were all made better because of her.

  • Joan Catts

    Will miss you Barb,you and my sister Janice best friends and fellow students at Bellevue High School. Thanks you for your friendship with Jan. You would end up a friends of Pats and then his wife. Thanks for your friendship, thanks for the memories, and thanks for making PAt’s life happy. REst in peace my friend I will miss you but, never forget you.

  • Joan Catts

    Rest In Peace my friend. You are a friend but, then you truly became family. I so much enjoyed our talks, along with Pat we three had many happy talks. Joan



  • Eric & Suzanne Miazga

    Love Always

  • Donna Jean Gmys

    Barb was my cousin growing up but more of a sister in my adult years. She was a light, shining in so many lives. She will be missed but never ever forgotten.

  • Rob Kenney

    Gina and I had the pleasure of knowing Barbara and she will be missed be her friends and families.
    May God watch over her. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all


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