Obituary Notice: Barbara J. Belko

Obituary Notice: Barbara J. Belko (Provided photo)

Barbara J. Belko, 80, of (North) Philipsburg died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Penn Highlands Clearfield.

Born March 7, 1937 in Cooper Township, Clearfield County, she was a daughter of the late A. Allen and Delilah (Pryde) Houston.

She was a 1955 graduate of the former Philipsburg High School.

She was of the Catholic faith. She was first employed with the former General Cigar and then as a secretary with the former Philipsburg State General Hospital.

She was married Aug. 6, 1960 in Philipsburg to Robert T. Belko, and he survives at home.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by one sister, Gladys Potts.

She is survived by five children, Kelly J. Foreman and her husband, Tom of RD Philipsburg, Jean E. “Jeanne” Harris and her husband, Jeff of (North) Philipsburg, Betsy M. Clark and her husband, John, of Allport, Michael C. Belko and his wife, Brenda of Centre Hall and Barb A. Mencer and her husband, Chuck of Hollidaysburg.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Hunter Harris, John and Justin Clark, Christopher, Logan and Christina Belko, Julie, Meg and Tim Mencer; two great-grandchildren, Landyn Monteforte and Nora Mencer; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Fr. John Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Chatham Center, Suite 1520, 112 Washington Pl., Pittsburgh, PA  15219, ( or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 270 Walker Dr., Suite 201B, State College, PA 16801-7097,

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories at


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