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Barbara A. Kradel


Barbara A. Kradel, 66, of Middletown, Pa., entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 26, 2019 at home with her loving family by her side.

Barbara was born on March 17, 1953 in Harrisburg, Pa. to the late George C. and Kathryn B. (Brendle) Myers.

Barb was a retired clerk typist for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture where she worked for 35 years and a member of New Beginnings Church. She was also a member of the Middletown Anglers & Hunters Club, American Legion Post 594, Middletown and the Middletown Moose Lodge #410. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, yard sales, going to the beach and her “Duck Donuts.” Barb’s greatest gift was the ability to make everyone smile.

She is survived by her son, Scott A. Bingaman of Harrisburg; her daughter, Amanda K. Hershey and husband Justin; and grandson Ty of Middletown.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 in her church at 630 South Union Street, Middletown, Pa. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc, 260 East Main Street, Middletown, Pa. has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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