Barbara Lea McPherson, 78, of Ravenswood, WV, died peacefully at her home on March 10, 2015, after a long struggle with cancer.She was born on May 2, 1936, in Spencer, WV, daughter of the late Carris Scott and Ruby Pearl (Riddle) Godfrey. Barbara attended Parkersburg High School.  She married the late Richard Carl McPherson on December 31, 1960.

Barbara was a woman of the Christian faith who loved the Lord and his creatures. She knew no strangers,two- or four-legged.  As a young adult, she taught herself to play guitar and was fascinated by Egyptology and Native American customs.  Music brought her joy throughout her life, whether it was the rock n’ roll of her youth or the religious music of her later years.  “Bob” (as she was known by her family) enjoyed fishing and camping with her family, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. 

Surviving are four children, Terry Scott Duelley and wife, Ruth, Lucasville, OH; Tammy Linn McPherson, Morgantown, WV; Matthew Lee McPherson, Ravenswood, WV; and Todd Michael McPherson and wife, Shannon, Cottageville, WV; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother,Larry Wayne Godfrey; and daughter-in-law, Sandra Jean (Brent) McPherson.

In addition to her parents and husband of 50 years, Richard, she was preceded in death by her son, Brent Craig McPherson; brother, Carris D Godfrey; and sister, Patty Jo Godfrey.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood with Reverend Jarrod Caltrider officiating.  Burial will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, and Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Barbara L. McPherson to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, PO Box 44, Cottageville, WV  25239.

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