Mary Gretchen Barth
December 20, 1932 - May 07, 2020
Mary Gretchen Barth (nee Peters)
Mary Gretchen Barth, nee Peters, of McCandless Township, died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was 87.
Gretchen was the beloved wife of George J. Barth, Jr. and devoted mother of eight children, ten grandsons, ten granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, three great-grandsons and two great-grandchildren expected in July.
Born December 20, 1932, she was the eldest daughter of Floyd B. and Mary Quinn Peters of Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Gretchen dedicated her life to raising and caring for her large family. She was known for her thoughtful, generous gifts and steadfast concern for the health and well-being of her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gretchen will always be remembered for her glamorous style and impeccable manner of dress. She enjoyed swimming, reading, and lively discussions of history and current political and social events. She was a lover of classic Hollywood movies and comedies, and she always enjoyed a good, hearty laugh. Gretchen was a spirited, independent woman until her death, continuing her early morning routine of going out for coffee, shopping and driving her cherished Cadillac.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, George, and eight children — Regina Lamb (+David Sr.) and their children, David Jr. (Lindsay), William (Whitney) and Michael Lamb; Pamela Siegel (Stanley); Diana Gladstone (+Richard) and her children, Dr. Genevieve Hunkele (Adam Betts) and Janelle DeCarlo (Jeffrey); Cynthia Kinzler (Patrick Sr.) and their children, Patrick Jr., Victoria, Stephen, Grace, +Peter, Andrew and Matthew Kinzler; Brenda Harvey (Timothy) and their daughter, Katherine Harvey; Melissa Velemirovich (Christopher) and their daughter, Trisha Corbett (Andrew); Melinda Edwards (Robert) and their children, Mary-Carolyn, Tara, Robert and Seraphina Edwards; and William Barth (Marianne) and their children, Alaina and Garrett Barth. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren — Vera and David Lamb III, Christian DeCarlo and James Betts.
Gretchen is also survived by her sister, Sondra Curth (David), of Louisville, Kentucky; sister-in-law Linda Peters and niece Mary Lynne Peters of Meadville, Pennsylvania; niece Anita Burns (John) of Houston, Texas; and nephew Daniel Curth (Michel) of Chicago, Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Thomas James Peters (+Frances) and William F. Peters (Linda), of Meadville, Pennsylvania; grandson Peter Kinzler; and nephew Floyd Peters.
She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all. Due to the COVID-19 situation, services and interment will be private.