Barbara M. Roche

Barbara M. Roche, age 86, of Uniontown passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born on May 17, 1935 in Uniontown, PA. She was the daughter of Jesse H. Murphy and Iva Paull Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wendell and Donald Murphy and a sister, Betty Sally.


Barbara graduated from Uniontown High School with the Class of 1953. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for the Uniontown Hospital and then for Dr. Carey McMonagle until her retirement. Barbara was a member of the Walnut Hill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading and was an avid card player.


Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Thomas Roche; two daughters, Beth Egnot and husband Tim of Aliquippa, PA and Shelley Roche of Uniontown; three grandchildren, Zachary Egnot and wife Kait, Erin Morse and husband Stephen and Seth Egnot and wife Natalie; three great grandchildren, Annie Morse, Claire Morse and Vera Egnot; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematories, Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA 15401, where friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 1 until 7 PM. Visitation will continue on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 12:30 until 1:30 PM followed by a service celebrating Barbara’s life at 1:30 with Pastor Jean Fike officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, PA.


The family ask any donations be made to Walnut Hill U.M. Church or the Uniontown Public Library. The family suggests memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


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