ABILENE, Texas - Barbara J. Timbrook, 62, loving mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007, at her home after a battle with cancer.

She was born in Everett, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1944, to Hobert and Marie Thompson. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her three sisters, Betty, Mary and Shirley Thompson.

She moved to Abilene in August of 1999. Upon arriving in Abilene, Barbara worked as a nursing assistant at Mesa Springs, where she gave so much of herself to her residents.

She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Rodriguez, and husband Tony of Abilene, April Sleaster of Lock Haven, Pa., and Beth Oubre and Timothy Bietz of Abilene; three sons, John Bookheimer of Newnan, Ga., James Book-heimer of Ridgeley, W.Va., and Richard Bookheimer of Cumberland, Md.; three sisters, Dolores Tuttle of Glen Burnie, Md., Santina Scott of Hurlock, Md., and Patricia Turner of Claysburg, Pa.; and two brothers, Robert Thompson of Clearville, Pa., and Donald Thompson of Glen Burnie. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation and funeral service were held in Abilene at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories earlier this week.

In Pennsylvania, friends will be received on Sunday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dalla Valle Funeral Home, 22 W. Main St., Everett, and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Dalla Valle Funeral Chapel on Monday, April 23 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Debi Decker officiating.

Interment will follow in Union Memorial Cemetery in East Providence Township, Breezewood (814-652-2148).

Memorials may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, TX 79604 or Mesa Springs Retirement Center, 7171 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606.

The family wishes to express their "Thank You" to Dr. Carolyn Aks, Hendrick Hospice Care, Mesa Springs, Windcrest, and all of the friends who gave of themselves in her time of need.

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