Barbara Joan (Hackett) Raught, 80, of Brooklyn, Pa., went home to her Heavenly Father on May 15, 2018, after battling pancreatic cancer for two years.
Born in Camden, N.J., and reared in Moorestown, N.J., Bobbie was the only child of Joseph and Alice (Kimber) Hackett. She attended Shelton College in Ringwood, N.J., where she graduated with a degree in English.
During the 1970s, Bobbie was employed as an attendance officer and nurse’s aide at Mountain View High School. In 1978 she joined the faculty of Summit Baptist Academy (now Summit Christian Academy) in Clarks Summit, where she taught for 20 years.
Bobbie was a member of South New Milford Baptist Church, formerly belonging to Springville Baptist Church for 55 years. She served as choir director for both congregations. Bobbie loved God and her family and enjoyed reading, music, knitting and crocheting.
Bobbie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ivan; four daughters and sons-in-law, Tamorah Stang (Lee), Jennifer Brock (David), Lisa Brock (Peter) and Patricia Shay (James); 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at South New Milford Baptist Church, 2967 Harford Road, New Milford, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. The South New Milford Baptist Church family is kindly offering a dinner reception at 7 p.m.
A private interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Brooklyn, Pa., at a later date. Donations in memory of Barbara may be made to Summit Christian Academy, Barbara Raught Memorial Scholarship Fund, 660 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
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