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Obituary: Barbara K. Van Doren, 69

Funeral services for the longtime Lawrence Township resident will be held on Thursday, March 21.

Barbara K. Van Doren, 69, beloved wife of Robert, died peacefully at home on Sunday, March 17, surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara first came to Lawrence Township to study at Rider College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration. Barbara was a resident of Lawrenceville for 41 years.

In addition to raising her two children, Barbara was household "comptroller," as her son called her, and an active member of her church. Her marriage to Bob was an inspiration to many - no two people enjoyed each other's company more than they did and they never missed an opportunity to kiss or hold hands.

Barbara loved gardening and any kind of yard work, baking her famous chocolate chip cookies, and above all spending time with family and friends. She was always ready to celebrate. She was a warm and loving person who brought joy to many and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband Bo; her children Mark and Monica; Monica's husband Joe; her three sisters, Katharine, Christine, and Marie; and beloved nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart, 343 S. Broad St., Trenton. Burial will be private.

Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Rd., Lawrence Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to The Lustgarten Foundation (https://ww.lustgarten.org/donate) or to the Church of the Sacred Heart.

For directions or to leave condolences for the family, please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com.

 

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