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Barbara Dolores Showers, 91, of Danville, PA passed on to her well-deserved reward Thursday, Sept 30



DANVILLE, PA - Barbara Dolores Showers, 91, of Danville, PA passed on to her well-deserved reward on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

She was born June 19, 1930, in Danville PA the daughter of the late Charles Donald Reinaker, Sr., and Rachel Churm Reinaker.

She was married to the late Donald Showers who preceded her in death in 1994. They were married in August of 1949.

She attended Mt. Zion School in Cooper Township and loved going to their get-togethers and picnics. She graduated from Danville High School in 1948.

Barbara retired from Danville State Hospital where she worked as a secretary for 30 years. After her husband passed, she worked with her son Ron at his business as his bookkeeper and girl Friday until Covid 19 forced her to retire at the age of 89.

Having been raised on a farm, Barbara loved growing, canning, and freezing her own vegetables. She was ahead of her time insisting on using only natural fertilizers and pesticides. Barbara was an avid quilter and reader who also loved sewing, knitting and ceramics. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family reminiscing about the old days and sharing funny stories.

She is survived by two sons: Ronald and his wife, Betty of Danville PA; Drew and his wife, Anna of Fredericksburg, VA and one daughter, Patricia Young of Middletown PA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michael Young and his wife Dina of Huntsville, AL; Christopher Young and his wife Mel of Aspers PA; Jillian (Showers) Canan and her husband Matt of Downingtown, PA; Brett Showers and his wife Kristina of Oregon City, OR; Ashley Dolan and her husband Patrick of Richmond, VA; Melissa Showers of Fairborn, OH; Rachel Showers of Virginia Beach, VA; and Elizabeth Showers of Fredericksburg, VA and three great grandsons: Cole, Lance, and Chase Young; and one great granddaughter Hali.

She is also survived by one brother, William Reinaker of Danville: sister-in-law Martha Reinaker of Bloomsburg and one sister, Shirley Leiby and her husband, Jerald of Bloomsburg. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Reinaker and her sister-in-law, Mrs. William (Sharon) Reinaker.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Barbara’s life on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.

42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Karla Leiby officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 – 10:45 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Straub’s Lutheran Church Cemetery Danville PA.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105-9959 or online at

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