Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA


Barbara L. Cole

November 17, 1951December 24, 2019

Barbara L. Cole age 68 of Waynesburg passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

She was born November 17, 1951 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Robert Cole Sr. and Clara “Sally” Tharp Cole.

She was a graduate of Uniontown High School and California State University.

Barbara retired as manager of the Pennsylvania CareerLink office in Waynesburg after 38 years of service.

She served on the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greene County, and the board of trustees of Cornerstone Care. Barbara was a member of the Waynesburg Rotary Club.

Her favorite past times were reading and shopping.

Surviving are a brother, Robert W. Cole Jr. and a sister, Mary Ann Hanley, both of Waynesburg; three nieces, Courtney Tharp, Erica Willing, and Jennifer Cole; a grandniece, Hailey Tharp; and a grandnephew Bryan Tharp. She also leaves her beloved yorkie, Woody.

The family is grateful for the support of Barbara’s long-time co-worker and friend, Peggy Weckerly of Butler. At Barbara’s request, private interment will be in Rosemont Cemetery.


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Mary Thompson

January 10, 2020

I worked at Career Link for a few years and Barbara was an outstanding supervisor over all the many agencies. She was very informative and knowledgeable and I enjoyed working with her.

Bettie Stammerjohn

December 27, 2019

Barb was a wonderful friend and colleague. We shared many conversations about her work at CareerLink, my work at CFGC, our families, and often both commiserating about and solving societal problems. She gave so much of her life for her Greene County Community and cared deeply about Greene County and west Greene in particular.
I will miss you Barb and our periodic conversations. Thank you for being a part of my life. Rest in peace.