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DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM, THE VISITATION WILL BE CHANGED TO THURSDAY FROM 4:00 to 7:00PM and FRIDAY 10-11 AM with SERVICES AT 11AM.
Barbara Virginia (Hogan) Hyman, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Redbank, NJ, on January 28, 1933, she was the first of ten children of the late John H. and Grace C. Green Hogan.
After the family moved to Tunkhannock, and then Lake Carey, Barb graduated from Tunkhannock High School. She worked for Bell Telephone in Wilkes-Barre until her marriage on January 11, 1957. Barbara and her husband, the late Harry J. Hyman, were the proud owners of the former Luther M. Kniffen Funeral Home, Inc. She took pride in running the business side by side with her husband.
Barbara was devoted to her family and friends. In the past 20 years she was a constant in the life of her only grandchild, and apple of her eye, Ashleigh Grace.
In addition to her parents and her husband of 39 years, she was preceded in death by brothers, John C., Robert, Edward, Samuel and David and sister, Karen Hogan.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Mary Ruth Schwartz, Dallas, and Kathy Zeller and husband, Steve, Dallas; granddaughter, Ashleigh Schwartz; brothers, Gerald A. Hogan, with whom she resided, Richard A. Hogan and wife, Karen, San Luis Obispo, CA, Kenneth Hogan, Tunkhannock; numerous nieces and nephews and her dearest friend of 60 years, Marie.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 A.M. from Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Wilkes-Barre. Officiating will be Pastor Carol Folk. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit Thursday from 4-7 P.M. and Friday from 10-11 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Fund. 382 Pierce St. Kingston, PA 18704.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the Sacred Heart, the staff on 5 West at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and Dr. Loren Mangino and staff for their unending help and compassion.