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Obituary for Barbara Ann Mathna

Barbara Ann Mathna, 77, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Monday, December 4, 2023, at the WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born on April 21, 1946, in Birmingham, England, a daughter of the late Harry Mathna and Irene R. (Gough) Russell Trace and was a 1964 graduate of Shippensburg Area High School.

Barbara held many jobs at several different companies throughout her life, but her favorite was working as a housekeeper for the late H. Ric Luhrs. In her free time she enjoyed sitting in the sun, reading, and playing on her iPad. Being born in England, Barbara had a fondness for drinking hot tea. She always enjoyed traveling, especially trips to the beach. Barbara also loved spending time with her family and friends, which was very important to her.

She is survived by her step-father, Kenneth Trace of Fayetteville; daughter, Nicole Rotz and husband Tony of Shippensburg; granddaughter, Kalea Rotz of Shippensburg; grandson, Nicholas Yohe and wife Jordyn of Shippensburg; four great grandchildren, Mila, Harlow, Monroe, and Lennon; her sister, Suzanne Hurd and husband Roger of Greencastle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Barbara was preceded in death by her biological parents and a niece Michelle “Shelly” Keppley.

Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg. Pastor William Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mongul Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.