Barbara B. Biery, age 90, of Jamestown, PA passed away on February 15, 2023.

Born in Greenville, PA on October 21, 1932 she was the youngest daughter of the late Benjamin and Vera Beckstine. A brother, Bud Beckstine and sisters, Shirley Beall and Patricia Livingston all preceded her departure. Barbara graduated from Pymatuning Joint High School and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1950. She met her late husband James Steele Biery in high school. He played basketball and she was a cheerleader. They married in 1954 and spent 46 years together.

Barbara is survived by her children, James Biery Jr. (Georgia) of Yulee, FL. Pamela Jaynes (Arnie) of Washington, NC. Carolyn Rodgers (Keith) of Jamestown, PA . Thomas Biery (Jacqui) of Los Angeles, CA. And William Biery (Nanette) of Meadville, PA. She will be missed by her 9 grandchildren, Benjamin (Megan), Alex (Kacie), Megan, Kayley, Jamie, Joel, Talia, Levi and Liana who all called her “Grammy” and a newborn great grandson, Miles. Barbara was a farm girl at heart. She was an avid gardener, animal lover and her baked goods were legendary especially the famous family cookie referred to as “the recipe”. After raising her family. Barbara was elected as the West Shenango Township tax collector. A position she enjoyed and held for many years. A two-time cancer survivor, she had a prayer to live long enough to raise her children. Mission accomplished. Her love, optimism, strength, wit, humor and generosity of spirit will always be carried in the hearts and minds of her family.

Because pets give us unconditional love and enrich our lives, memorial donations may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 - or Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335 - The family wishes to express their gratitude to the medical team and aides at Andover Village for the care and compassion shown to our Mom during her short stay. A Mother holds her children's hands for a while...... their hearts forever.

At the family's request there are no services planned at this time.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.




  1. Tracy Fry Davenport Tracy Fry Davenport
    February 17, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss, your mom was a very sweet person!

  2. Rod Tate Rod Tate
    February 17, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family.

  3. Dave and Cindy McClelland Dave and Cindy McClelland
    February 17, 2023    

    Our deepest sympathies to the Biery family.

  4. Bill Burnett Bill Burnett
    February 17, 2023    

    Your Mom was a great lady! Always treated us Burnett kids so nice. Our condolences to the Biery family.

  5. Sue Veverka Sue Veverka
    February 18, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet and caring lady.

  6. Cindy Clawges Cindy Clawges
    February 18, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Brenda (Burnett) Watt Brenda (Burnett) Watt
    February 18, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss! Barb was an amazing woman!

  8. Scott Patton Scott Patton
    February 18, 2023    

    Biery Family – Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your Mom was a very special and kind lady. I Loved her cookies!

  9. Dan Leary Dan Leary
    February 19, 2023    

    She was such a warm and kind soul, always welcoming everyone into her home. It seemed as though her kitchen was always open, I can’t remember ever leaving the Biery farm hungry no matter what time day or night. Prayers for the entire family during this difficult time.

  10. Donna Artman Coppick Donna Artman Coppick
    February 21, 2023    

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.

  11. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 25, 2023    

    My sympathy for the loss of your dear heart, Barb. A very very special lady. She is touched many hearts.!!!!! Esther McCloskey

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