Mary Barbara Whitney

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Mary Barbara Whitney, age 78 of Adrian, PA, died Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was born July 22, 1940 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Harry and Rita McKitrick Biddle, and is the wife of the late William Whitney. Barb and her husband worked for the Striffler family for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 325 and ladies auxiliary in Cowansville, PA, past president of Easter Seals auxiliary, and a member of the River’s Edge Quilting Club. She is survived by her daughters, Shari Whitney of Boston, PA, Beth Ann (Tim) Flaherty of McKeesport; sons, William (Cherlyn) Whitney, Jr. of Moss Point, Mississippi, Rich Whitney of N. Versailles, Mike Whitney of Liberty Borough; sisters, Bernadette Goldie of Glassport, Patricia Adami of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her daughter Patty Sue.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6-8 pm and on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where a blessing service will be held on Monday, February 25th at 10:00 am with Fr. Matthew Elanjileth officiating. Burial will follow. To share a memory or condolence visit

Originally published February 22, 2019.

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