Barbara L. Drane

June 15, 1933 - August 20, 2008

06/15/1933 - 08/20/2008

Past Services

Saturday August 23, 2008
Mausoleum at Beaver Cemetery
Beaver, PA
Saturday August 23, 2008
2:30 pm
Beaver Cemetery
Beaver, PA

Obituary for:
Barbara L. “Bobbie” Drane
Age: 75

Barbara L. “Bobbbie” Drane, 75 of Bell School Road, Calcutta, died at the Medical Center of Beaver in Beaver, PA on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 following a lengthy illness. She was born in East Liverpool, OH on July 15, 1933, a daughter of the late Ady Wier.

Living her entire life in this area, she worked as a book keeper and title clerk for the former Mark Motors before her retirement in 1984. Bobbie was a graduate of the Ohio Valley Business College and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in East Liverpool, OH.

Her husband, William R. Drane, whom she married on May 28, 1954 died on November 11, 1986.

Two sons: Harper Farish and his wife, Carol of Chester, WV and William R. Drane, III and his wife, Dody of Calcutta, OH; two daughters: Kimberly Ann Lane and her fiancée, Tony Perinacci of Willoughby, OH and Barbara Campbell of East Liverpool, OH as well as 12 grandchildren: Harper, Ciara, Chad, Ashley, TJ, Michael, Lindsay, Mallory, Matthew, Marcus, Amy and Holly and 2 great-granddaughters, Elisabeth and Karis
survive her.
Besides her mother and husband, her grandparents who raised her, Wilford and Violet Webber as well as a brother: Wilson Weir preceded her in death.

Services will be held at the Chapel in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, PA on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM with Pastor Paul Burgeson of the church officiating.

Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Beaver Cemetery.

No calling hours are planned.

The family requests Memorial Contributions be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 400 Hill Boulevard, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.

The Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gary Aughinbaugh
8 years ago


Prayers go out to all of the Drane family during this time of sadness.

Elaine Marcy
8 years ago

Dear Kim and family,

I am sorry for your loss. Mothers are special people who queitly do such a big job.

Elaine Marcy

Bill Pearsol
8 years ago

Dear Kim, Harper, Billy, and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Bill Pearsol, Erika Pearsol-Christie, and Kristin Pearsol Long

Bill and Sara Hart
8 years ago

Dear Kim, Tony, and Family,

We are saddened by your loss, but we know that you will be comforted by the many fond memories of your mother.

8 years ago

Even though we have not seen each other in years, we were close when we were growing up. Your cousin Jerry Pierce and his mother, your Grandmother and of course your Mother. We used to make peanut butter potatoe cookies and etc. I have thought of you often. Now may you rest in peace and God Bless You!!

Mike Rolley
8 years ago

Harp, Bill, Kim and Barbara –

Mom and I are very sorry for your loss. Even though it has been many, many years since we were neighbors and friends on Bradshaw Ave., I remember your mom fondly. May God hold you up and grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

Robin McElhaney Litten
8 years ago

Harper, I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and caring woman, and I know she’ll be greatly missed.

With Sincere Sympathy, Robin

8 years ago

Hi kids,

I am so sorry for your loss, but we can rest assured she is in a better place. She was so special to all of us. My kids talk so often of the times spent at your house when they were growing up. It’s too bad we haven’t been able to stay as close as we were back then. Please know that we love you and are praying for you.


PS if any of you want to come to Florida for a visit, I have 2 extra bedrooms and baths, and would love to see you, and you could visit with the kids.

8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Your Mother was a friend long ago to my own Mother.

The Bradshaw Avenue brings back many memories when I hear it spoken of.

My Mother was Mary Alice Springer Kelly and she always shared many stories of her times growing up.

Your Mother was a fun part of her younger years. It is not easy to lose your Mother, as part of you goes with her.

God Bless you in the hard days ahead. It seems as though your Mother had a hard time in the end. Her suffering is over and the old friends are once again united. :

May she rest in peace.

Bonnie Drane Kidder
8 years ago

I am so sorry to here about your mother . I use to babysit you children when you were younger. I was your Dad’s cousin. Lawrence and Pauline Drane where my parents. I remember how beautiful your mother was. She and Bill where wonderful people. I’m so sorry for your lost. Love bonnie Drane

Dan and Maria Mueller
8 years ago

Kim and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish you comfort through this difficult time.

Dan and Maria Mueller

Michael Owens
8 years ago


I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you and your family comfort during this difficult time. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bring you peace.

Michael Owens

Lynnette Howell
8 years ago


As the world laments when a mother dies, the angels rejoice when one of their own comes home. I am praying for your comfort in this time of lost.


Dave Raffa
8 years ago

May she rest in pease. God Bless.

Lee Ann Petrozzi
8 years ago

My heart goes out to all of you.

We all had so much fun growing up

on Stagecoach. Bill and Bobbie both were wonderful parents. May she rest in peace.

Thomas M. Moscovic
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

8 years ago




Tracy Maltarich-Rohling
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Ron & Susan Eardley
8 years ago

Sorry to hear the sad news. Our prayers are with you.