She was the loving wife of Phillip F. Eiffert. The couple married October 23, 1960 and had 54 happy years together.
Barb was born on May 1, 1939 in Granville, daughter of the late Leon and Marjorie (Allen) Smiley. She was a 1957 Troy High School graduate and later worked in the kitchen for Martha Lloyd, made pies for Troy Lunch, and worked for Little Learners. She was a member of Big Pond United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Ondawa Grange. She was also a member of the Troy Heritage Garden Club, the quilting club in Big Pond, the Wednesday Afternoon Bowling League at Terrace Lanes, and was active in Relay For Life.
Barb is survived by her husband Phil; children: Betsy (Chuck) O’Connor, Binghamton, NY, Perry Eiffert of Lock Haven, PA, and Matthew Eiffert of Cohocton, NY, her grandchildren: Chrissy, Joey, Stacie, Brynn, Blake, Keera, Sierra, and Conlan; great grandchildren Haily and Derek; sisters: Joyce Meeker, Canton, and Sandy (Rich) Popolow, Troy; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers-in-law Ivan Meeker and Harold “Lefty” Garrison.
The memorial service to honor Barb’s life will be held, Saturday, April 25, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, with Barb’s pastor, Rev. Richard Noggle, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Big Pond United Methodist Church c/o Rev. Richard Noggle 1204 Redington Ave. Troy, PA 16947.
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