Barbara Carey

Barbara Carey

Saturday, July 26th, 1941 Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Barbara U. Carey (Unruh)

Barbara Ann Unruh Carey, 78, of New Holland, formerly of Wilmington, DE, died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at her home in Garden Spot Village, New Holland.
Born in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of the late Harold W. and Murial (Stinson) Unruh. She was married 56 years on Jan. 26 to William F. Carey.
She began her career as a secretary at the Du Pont Company in 1959 and ended her career in 1992 at Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark Delaware to be a full time grandmother to her eight grandchildren.
She was a member of Saint Stephen Presbyterian Church, New Holland, PA, and a former member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark, DE. Barbara became a born-again Christian in 1967 after reading Billy Graham’s book, World Aflame. She was very involved in church ministries as well as nurturing activities with her eight grandchildren, creating a multi-volume compilation of all their activities and “out of the mouth of babes” comments and cute quotes over the years. It is called “KID’S QUOTES”.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Christopher M. (Joan) Carey of Newark, DE, and Leigh Ann (Ted) Betters of Middletown, DE; eight grandchildren, Joanna R. (Josiah) Berkebile, Christopher M. Carey, Jr., Susanna R. Carey, Nicholas G. Carey, Keri E. (Lucas) Papili, Jeremy P. Betters, Zachary L. Betters, and Joshua W. Betters; two brothers, Robert A. (Bobbie) Unruh of Georgetown, DE, and David H. (Marion) Unruh of Chambersburg, PA; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Unruh of Grifton, NC.
Preceding her in death is a brother, John E. Unruh (May 2011)
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 2 pm at Garden Spot Village Chapel. Visitation from 1-2pm. A private interment will be at the Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark, DE at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Service

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Garden Spot Village Chapel
    433 S. Kinzer Ave.
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    Saturday, August 24th, 2019
    Chester Yoder
    Timothy Witmer
  • Interment

    Head of Christiana Cemetery Association
    1100 W. Church Road
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Cheryl Botbyl

Barbara Carey (we always called each other by our full names :-) spoke Scripture and encouragement into my soul at a time in my life when I was struggling as a Mom & finding my way to be a good wife. I am thankful that God brought us together, and even though I am sad she is gone, I'm happy she is in heaven with her Lord & Savior. I will be praying for you, her family, that God will give you peace & comfort as you now walk through this time of loss.
Comment | Posted at 12:03pm via Condolence

Cheryl Schultz

Dale and I were sad to hear of Barbara's passing. She was such a loving, helpful servant of the Lord, with a genuine care and concern for others. We will be praying for you and your family. May you know God's peace and presence in a very real way in the days ahead.
Cheryl Schultz
Comment | Posted at 10:23am via Condolence

Mark Auffarth

Bill, Anne and I loved Barbara so much and are grieved to hear of her death. She was such a help to us during a very difficult year back in 1986-87. Please know of our prayers for you and for the family as I know that you don't grieve without hope but also know that her leaving will create a huge void for you and for the entire family.
Comment | Posted at 05:31pm via Condolence

lee albright

Bill Enjoyed the times I spent with Barbara at Women Bible Study Group times and we shared times together talking about family and how God worked in our lives. May God be with you and the family at this time. Lee Albright
Comment | Posted at 03:26pm via Condolence

Jim Phillis

Bill and family,
When our family landed at EP-Newark, Barbara was so welcoming and supportive. She served Jesus in serving the church and we are thankful for that. We pray that the Lord comforts you in these days.
Comment | Posted at 07:39pm via Condolence

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