Barbara L Deblock
November 28, 1924 – May 11, 2020
Barbara Andrews Deblock, 95, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Scottsdale, AZ.
She was born Barbara Lucille Chisler on November 28, 1924 in Brier Hill, PA, the daughter of Thomas Oliver and Grace (Huffman) Chisler.
She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942 and worked at McCrory’s Five & Dime. During World War II, she worked at the Duncan Miller defense plant.
In 1943, Barbara married Calvin Andrews and moved to Charleroi, PA where they became the parents of five children. After Calvin’s sudden death in 1956, she moved her family to Waynesburg, PA.
She was first employed in the pajama factory, followed by positions in the Greene County Register and Recorder’s Office and the Prothonotary’s Office.
In 1963, she married Edward Deblock. In 1964, they moved to Cleveland, OH and she again became a fulltime homemaker. In 1965, they relocated to Phoenix, AZ, where she was a member of Morningside Presbyterian Church. Edward passed away in 1984.
Barbara is survived by her five children: Kathleen Beckner, Robert Andrews, Sharyn Mapes (John), Thomas Joseph Andrews, and Gilbert Andrews (Linda); six grandchildren: Donna, Carrie, Cheryl, Katharine, Todd, and Tina; stepgrandchildren: Whitney, Eddie, Jim, Michael and Shawna; and stepdaughters-in-law Cheryl Deblock and Cheri Deblock; and several great-grandchildren and other extended family members also survive.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Rayna Marie Andrews; and her stepson, Edward Deblock Jr.
Due to the state and federal guidelines and restrictions for COVID-19 events the viewing and services are private and entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Interment in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.