Barbara Elaine Ekey

Barbara Elaine Ekey, 100, formerly of Russell, Pa., passed away Oct. 19, 2021, at the Kinzua Health Care and Rehabilitation.

Barbara was born on Feb. 19, 1921, in Wellsville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Emerson and Nina Wagner Spicer. She was a 1939 graduate of the Lander High School.

Barbara was housekeeper for C.J. Crary Home, although she was most of all homemaker in her own home where she loved to read, cook, garden, and care for her husband and family. She attended the Cable Hollow Community Church.

Barbara is survived by her two sons: John Ekey and Donald (Linda) Ekey both of Akeley; her sister, Erma Thelin, of Churchville, N.Y.; and her brother, Francis Spicer, of Gouldtown; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her husband; Kenneth L. Ekey, who passed away on Nov. 24, 1991; her brothers” Asa Spicer, Emerson Spicer and his wife, Janie, and Duane Spicer and his wife, Joyce; two additional sisters-in- law; Dori and Melva Spicer, a brother-in-law, Roger Thelin; and a nephew, Robert Thelin.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Those wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting www.peterson blickfuneralhome.com.