Barbara L. Middlestead of West Chester
Barbara L. Middlestead, 80, of West Chester, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester. She was the beloved wife of the late Grant K. Middlestead, Sr., with whom she shared 57 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2014.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lorentz and Dorothy Smart.
Barbara received her bachelor’s degree in art from Kutztown University. She was a member of the General Federation of Woman’s Club for 54 years and the President of the New Century Club in West Chester for 4 years.
She enjoyed swimming, boating, painting and crafts, reading, gardening and cooking, but most of all enjoyed spending time at Lewes beach with her family.
Barbara is survived by her children, Dr. Charles G. Middlestead of Lewistown, Grant K. Middlestead, Jr. and wife, Cynthia, of Downingtown, and Susan G. Lark and husband, Larry, of W. Brandywine Twp. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeanette (Thomas) Spagnuolo, Dr. Dayna Middlestead, Victoria and Samantha Tew; and great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Julius and Vincent.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 7th, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 46 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, where family and friends may call from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, 125 South 9th Street, Suite 202, Philadelphia, Pa 19107.
To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.