Barb Panek, age 77, died on June 2, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 11, 1935 in West Barre, a daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Miles) Shuler and had lived in this area all of her life. Barb loved baking and received great satisfaction out of sharing what she baked with her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her sister, Beverly Mufford. She is survived by her loving husband, John, of 58 years; her sons, Peter (Lori) Panek of Albion, James (Kerry) Panek of Albion, Todd (Gary Will) Panek of MA; eight grandchildren, Shaun (Michele) Panek, Christopher (Kim) Panek, Alan (Guinevere) Panek, Kathryn (Ryan) Klotzbach, Matthew (Jessica) Panek, Philip Panek, Kristin Will, Cory Will; five great-grandchildren; her brother, William (Mary) Shuler of Albion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no prior calling hours. A Celebration of Barb's life will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 AM at the West Barre United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice or please bake a batch of cookies and share them with family and friends, or plant a rose bush in honor of Barb. Arrangements were by the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion.
To share a special memory of Barb, please visit www.christophermitchell.com.