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Barbara Belle Patterson Heinz, 96, of Kearneysville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Born December 7, 1925, in Romney, WV, she was the daughter of the late Grover Stevenson Patterson and Dollie Varden Newhouse Patterson.

Following a career with the Veterans’ Administration and the Internal Revenue Service she completed courses in the ministry at Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC.

She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg for over 70 years and was a long-time member of the choir, taught Sunday School and was a liturgist and lay leader.

She is survived by one son, John Heinz, Jr. and Brandy of Bunker Hill; one daughter, Suzette Snyder, and Richard of Hagerstown; two grandsons, Jason Snyder and Sue and Matthew Snyder and Jessica of Hagerstown. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Josie Snyder, Jakob Snyder, Cameron Snyder, Sydney Snyder and Lynnae Snyder; one brother, James Patterson of Colorado and a special friend, Inna Suprin of Vancouver, British Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Heinz and three brothers; Warren, Gayle and Linwood Patterson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Mike Cantley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Barbara would have loved to have memorial donations made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 220 W. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at

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