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LAVALE Barbara Jean (James) Tice, 70, of LaVale, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Barbara was born Meyersdale, Pa., on May 28, 1947. She was the daughter of A. Ruth (Harris) James, of Salisbury, Pa., and the late J. Mark James.
A graduate of Salisbury Elk Lick High School in 1965, Barbara was also a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1968. Following Nurses' Training, she was employed at Memorial Hospital in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit for many years.
Barbara was a member of LaVale United Methodist Church. At the church, she was a parish nurse. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, twining (rug making), and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her mother, Barbara is survived by her daughters, Nieda Tice Palmer and husband, John, Indian Head, and Erica Howard and husband, Sean, Salisbury; grandchildren, Jessica Gross and husband, Patrick, Kevin Billard and wife, Jessica, Timothy Billard, Stephanie Billard, Christopher Howard, and Lily Howard; and great-grandchildren, Theodore Gross, and Elijah Billard; sisters, Rebecca Shoemaker and husband, Gene, Springs, Pa., and Patricia Maust and husband, Art, Swanton, Ohio. Barbara is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends will be received at the LaVale United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 10 until 11 a.m. At Barbara's request she will be cremated, and a Celebration of Her Life Service will be conducted at the church at 11 a.m. following the visitation with the Rev. Frankie Revell officiating.
The family has requested, that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Barbara's memory may make contributions to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Western Maryland Health Care System Hospice services for the wonderful care they gave Barbara during her illness.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on December 9, 2017
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