Barbara J. (Dero) Creekmur

Jan 30 1957
Nov 22 2019
62 Years
Denver, Pa, formerly of Coatesville

Barbara J. (Dero) Creekmur, 62, of Denver, formerly of Coatesville, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019.  

Born January 30th, 1957 in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Charles Michael Dero and Bertha (Petro) Dero Amole.  

Barbara was a 1974 graduate of Coatesville High School, where she was an honor student and varsity cheerleader.  As a child, she also played the accordion and sang in the church choir.  

She attended West Chester University for two years before graduating from Hahnemann University as a Registered Nurse.  She worked at the VA Hospital in Coatesville, retiring as the head nurse in 1999.  

As a child, she enjoyed the family vacations to Wildwood, a tradition that she continued with her children, often vacationing and sipping White Zinfandel through Twizzlers with her close friend and neighbor Angie Bailey.  

She enjoyed playing Spit, War, and Rummy, and watched her game show network, often claiming that if she was ever on a game show, she'd win.  She was a big fan of Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles. She was a bookworm and loved reading crime and murder mystery novels.  

She attended as many of her children and grandchildren's events that she could.  She loved watching their football, baseball, basketball games, and recitals.  She taught her children and grandchildren how to crochet, the value of frugality, and a strong work ethic.  Although her love continues in her family and friends, she will be deeply missed by all she touched.

Barbara will be remembered for her huge heart and her desire to help anyone and everyone she could.  She was always willing to give anything she had.

Barbara is survived by her two children: Arlette Creekmur of Strasburg and RC (Rudolph) Creekmur III of Parkesburg; grandchildren, Arlen Carter, Amaya Creekmur, Jonathan Carter Jr., Braylon Carter, RC Creekmur IV, Cayden Carter, Chase Creekmur, and Caleb Creekmur; her siblings, Charles Dero, Carol Jackson, Antoinette "Toni" Graden, Teresa Dero, Gregory Dero, and Michael Dero; her nieces and nephews, including Stan Bryant who she helped raise; and her friend Angie Bailey, and Angie's children Jasmine and Lauren.  Barbara is also survived by her companion of over 10 years, John Peter Kurenda; as well as the father of her children, Rudolph L. Creekmur, Jr.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 11 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa, with a visitation at the funeral home from 9:30 to 11 AM.  

Online condolences can be posted at  

Service Date: 
Dec 7 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pa 19365


Mrs barbara aka mom as i would always call her at the football field at practice or the games or when i would see her. She was a great caring loving kind person i ever meet. She always smiled in good spirits. Love being there for her kids and love watching her grandkids play. Mom always made sure her grandkids and kids where ok. I'm so so sorry Arlette and Rc. Rip mom never good bye its see u later

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On Behalf of the Class of 1974, our condolences to the family.  Classmates have many fond memories of Barb throughout our school years.  So sorry for your loss.

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My heart is so sad at the passing of Barb. Kind, warm and caring come to mind when I think of her and she will always be remembered as that. Rest in Power, Love and Christ sister Barbara.

Love Ona

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To Barb's family our deepest condolences, I knew Barb from school and she was a good friend we reconnected on FaceBook and I will miss her wit and steadfast opinions, she will be greatly missed as much as she was greatly loved.

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Such a sweet special lady. She will be greatly missed.

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Condolences to the Families of Barb. She definitely was a Beautiful Spirit in our Lives. It has been my pleasure to have known Barb as a friend n coworker at the CAMC. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. R.I.P. my friend.

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