Barbara Mertz

Barbara J. Mertz
Barbara J. “Barbie” Mertz, 76, of 28 Spring Street, passed away Thursday (April 16, 2015) at Kane Community Hospital.
Born May 6, 1938, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Ruth Hannold Novosel. On September 1, 1956, in Kane, she married John Mertz who survives.
Barbie, a homemaker, had previously served as bookkeeper for Steve Novosel Logging. She was a member of the Class of 1956- the last class to graduate from Wilcox High School and was a Master Gardener and an excellent cook and baker.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church where she formerly served as a religious education teacher and belonged to the Altar Rosary Society
The family has lost a beautiful soul.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter Lori (Rob) Braun of Erie; four grandchildren, Sarah Gibson, Allison Braun, Justin Feikls and John Feikls; a great-granddaughter, Sofia Zazado; a sister, Patty (Mike) Gamble of Kane; a brother, Charles R. Novosel of Kane; a son-in-law, Joseph (Josie) Feikls of Kane; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her loving caregiver, Emily Ferranto.
She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by a son, Steven Mertz in 1988 and a daughter, Julie Feikls in 2004.
The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (April 25, 2015) in the gathering space at St. Callistus Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Philip Pinczewski, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Callistus Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends’ Memorial Public Library, 230 Chase St., Kane, PA 16735; the Kane V.F.D Memorial Fund, PO Box 66, Kane, PA .; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at

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