Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:00-6:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, March 15, 2021, 10:30am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Christopher Barnes, Pastor, officiating
Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery
All in attendance for services will be required
to wear a mask.
Colleen Marie Barwell, 68, of Greenville and Pittsburgh, died unexpectedly on March 9, 2021.
Born May 25, 1952 in Greenville to the late Gerald and Juanita (Bortz) Junk, she married the late Edward Barwell on July 25, 1970.
Colleen graduated from Greenville High School in 1970, having been named Homecoming Queen in 1969. She was a member of Student Council, Leaders Club, Library Club (serving as Vice President and President) and Spanish Club (serving as Vice President and Treasurer).
Colleen worked at Loblaw’s in high school and Lysek’s while her children were young. She was a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for 21 years and truly loved her job and her customers. She organized the first Food Drive program for the Post Office in 1994 and ran it until she retired. She also served for years as the Union Steward. Colleen was a lifelong member of St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, volunteered in the office and taught CCD to fifth graders for many years.
She was a member of the Greenville Coin Club and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Greenville Public Library and was a member of the quilting group at Holy Trinity Lutheran. Colleen loved riding on the back of the Harley with Ed and she was very involved in A.B.A.T.E. of Mercer County and A.B.A.T.E. of PA in their early years. She loved reading, listening to music and dancing around the house, attending concerts, sewing, swimming, and animal rescue. She especially loved Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and, more than anything, she loved being a mom. She was involved in PTA and other groups at West Side Elementary School, was Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 92 and organized Girl Scout cookie sales for Troop 109.
Colleen is survived by her daughter, Michelle Marie Barwell of Pittsburgh, brothers Tom & Gloria Junk and Shawn & Michelle Junk, sisters Diane Junk, Sheila Junk, Patti Junk, Bridget & Jerry Noble and Maureen & John Gray, sister-in-law Patricia & Michael Smith. She also had 28 nieces and nephews whom she cherished. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, her son Ryan Edward Barwell, and her brother-in-law Dennis Barwell.
In lieu of flowers, Michelle is requesting that donations be sent to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Western PA Chapter, 1597 Washington Pike, Suite A38 Box 272, Bridgeville, PA 15017, St. Michael’s School Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125, or Forever Home Beagle Rescue, 326 Bellbrook St., Pittsburgh, PA 15226