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SHARPSVILLE, PA. – Barbara Y. Offie, 86, passed away Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, at Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Offie was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Sharon, Pa., a daughter of Eva Young. A lifelong resident of the Shenango Valley, she graduated from Sharon High School in 1949.

Prior to starting a family, Barb was employed as a teller from 1950 to 1959 for M&M Bank and later McDowell Bank in Sharon.

Barb married Louis Offie on Sept. 7, 1957. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2015.

In the late 1980s, Barb attended Cheena’s Beauty Academy. Following graduation she owned and operated Thornton Beauty Shop in Sharon.

Fondly referred to as Barbara Ann by her family, she was a compassionate person who loved animals. Barb also enjoyed cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, the Cleveland Indians, and attending her grandchildren’s sports and extracurricular activities. 

Surviving are two daughters, Luanne Shernisky of Sharon and Leslie Offie of Youngstown; a son, Michael Offie and his wife, Noel of Copley; and three grandchildren, Louis T. Shernisky and his wife, Rebekah, Terry M. Shernisky and April Shernisky.   

In addition to her husband, Barb was preceded in death by her mother. 

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to Animal Appeal in Sharpsville.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 East State St. in Sharon.

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