OBITUARY

Marion J. Barhight

June 1, 1919January 18, 2011

Marion “June” Barhight age 91 of Stroudsburg, PA passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at the Leigh Valley Muhlenberg Hospital. June was born on June 1, 1919 in Lake Ariel, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Elwood and Sarah (Rockwell) Ammerman. During World War II June married a Navy Lieutenant named Charles Russell Barhight. Together they parented two children Douglas Elwood of Bradford PA and Charles “Scott” of Slatington Pa. Russ died in 1953. June continued to love him and keep his memories alive by sharing her love for him with family and friends until her death. She often spoke of looking forward to reuniting with her beloved husband upon her passing. June cherished her time with her two sons and their wives Rosemary (married to Douglas) and Debbie (married to Scott), the family often joked that she liked her daughters-in-law more then she liked her sons. Her grandchildren, Allison Kunkel, Meghan Barhight, Jessica Rehrig, and Katherine Ray all used to tease each other and their grandmother as to whom was her favorite grandchild. June would quickly answer “You’re all my favorites.” In recent years she was blessed with three great grandchildren Ellie, Tyler, and Jayden. June would gleam when she spoke of them. At age 38 a widow with children ages 7 and 10, June enrolled as a student at East Stroudsburg University. She successfully completed bachelors and masters degrees in education, graduating with honors. After graduation June taught 3rd grade at Hamilton Elementary School in the Stroudsburg School District. She loved the students she taught and treasured the 25 years of working with students and colleagues at Hamilton School. Upon her retirement she worked as a volunteer reading tutor for the next twelve years. June and her dear friend, Helen Eilenberger volunteered at the train station for the Monroe County Historical Society. She served on the Board of Directors of the Meadow Lake Fishing Club. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed dinning out with her many friends in the area. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church. June is predeceased by a brother Earl Ammerman and a sister Donna Gruver. June was loved by her family, her friends and many of her former students. She will be missed. Family and friends will gather at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, on Friday January 21, 2011 from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P. M. Internment will be “private” at the South Sterling Cemetery. In lieu of flowers monetary donations can be made to Saint Jude’s House.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 21, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 21, 2011
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Marion J. Barhight

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Nancy Johnson

January 30, 2011

Scott And Doug so sorry to here about Aunt June. She was a fun lady.

January 21, 2011

Scott-

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you.

Barb Canfield

Gail Dowling

January 21, 2011

Barhight family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Marion was a beautiful woman. One of the best teachers I ever had. Praying for you all.
Gail Dowling

January 21, 2011

Scott, Debbie and Family,

Our most sincere condolences to you and yours on the passing of your Mother. We share in your loss.

Dick and Barbara Fox and Family

Jessica Andrews

January 21, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Barhight, KJB and Jessica - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

January 20, 2011

We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry we are. God be with all of you in your time of need. Fran and Mike Slivka

January 20, 2011

You have all always been family. I am so very sorry. Daryl (Weisberg) Bishop

Mohammad Bajwa

January 20, 2011

Scott & Debie: My prayers are with you. Please accept my heartful condolences.

Mohammad S. Bajwa

Ruth VanBuskirk Kelly

January 20, 2011

My deepest sympathies to Mrs Barhight's Family. She was a wonderful teacher! I will never forget her. I will keep the Barhight Family in my Prayers.
Ruth VanBuskirk Kelly Pelzer,South Carolina

Annie Laurie Meyers

January 20, 2011

My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Scott. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult and sad time.