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Barbara Ellen Dyche McKee
Date of Death: February 5, 2021
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As a dedicated mother first and foremost, it is only fitting that Barbara Ellen Dyche McKee, (Barb) 78 peacefully pass away, at home, on February 5, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family. Barb was born in Martinsburg, WV in 1942 to the late Winfred H. Dyche and Ellen Christina Brant Dyche. On February …
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Ranelle and Mike Flurie left a message on March 4, 2021:
Alyson and family, We're sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. She was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed.
The Ippolito Family left a message on February 16, 2021:
Barb was one of our dearest friends. She, Mick, and Alyson were the very best neighbors to have and a big part of our lives. We have so many memories from celebrating holidays, swimming at Northwood, and taking beach trips in Corolla. Barb was so thoughtful, generous, and considerate. She always remembered and sent cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Barb will truly be missed.
Susanne and Rick Kass left a message on February 13, 2021:
Alyson, we remember your mom fondly from time we shared at Northwood Swim Club and Mercersburg Academy. She was open and friendly and always interested in our family and telling us about you and your family. Barb was proud of you and your accomplishments, We appreciated the care packages she sent to Leland- who looked forward to receiving them, Barb was a special woman. Our thoughts are with you and hope you are comforted by warm memories.
Lynne sullivan left a message on February 13, 2021:
I have known and loved Barb my entire life. My parents, Bill and Nikki Isherwood, moved beside the Dyches when I was a baby. We left Martinsburg for inwood (followed after by a move to Gerrardstown) but we never left the Dyches. Barb and her family became our family and were a part of every birthday and Christmas. I was a junior bridesmaid in her and Mick’s wedding. We were frequent visitors in each other’s houses and a part of life’s most special events. Barb was a wonderful talker and could engage in any topic with great energy. Her sense of humor was delightful and she could give as good as she got. One year when she was helping my mom do the dishes, she kept pulling out dish cloths and noticed that many had holes in them. She never let my mother forget it. In fact, every Christmas she gave my mother a few new dish cloths. She did this for like 20 years; she never forgot. I will miss her terribly but I will keep her close in my memories and in my heart forever.
Leland Kass left a message on February 13, 2021:
Dear Alyson, I have the fondest memories of your mom. From the days of swim team at Northwood through to Mercersburg, I remember her smile and her positive spirit. She and your dad were always there cheering you on and all of us around benefited from their presence. Your mom was so kind and caring. She sent me notes when I was at sleep away camp and when I went to college, she gave me the fluffiest towel monogrammed with my initials. I held on to that towel until it was threadbare—such a thoughtful gift. Grateful to have known your mom. Thinking of you and sending love. xo, Leland
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Lucinda Oberholzer left a message on February 13, 2021:
Dear Alyson So many memories of Barb and Mick from the time you lived next door to our grandmother Oberholzer and Aunt Martha in Maugansville. Your mother was always so warm and friendly. She truly made them a part of your family and exemplified what a true neighbor is. My sympathies to you now It is not easy to lose your mother and you had a wonderful one Love and prayers Lucinda Oberholzer
Gene & Lois Burkhart left a message on February 12, 2021:
We were very fond of Barb and her "dry" humor. Gene would give her tomatoes from his garden plot at TVOR and Barb would fix us her delicious muffins. We will miss joking with her in the hallways. Lois and Gene Burkhart
Sandy & Ed Wiebel Family left a message on February 12, 2021:
Dear Alyson & Michael, Such a wonderful friend back in the “swim team” days at the YMCA. So many pleasant times we shared. I have always looked forward to hearing from Barb at Christmas. You know you were your parents pride and joy, they were totally dedicated to you, and yet your Mom always had time for friends. Just a beautiful tribute to her in the newspaper. So very sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy, Sandy & Ed Wiebel
Lucy Gay left a message on February 12, 2021:
Dear Alyson, You are in my heart and prayers. Even though I would have loved to have know your mom for a longer period of time, I really cared for her. She was easily lovable. We will miss her greatly and know you will also. With deep sympathy, Lucy
Ann Mason left a message on February 12, 2021:
Alyson, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike, and your family during this difficult time. What a beautifully written tribute to your Mom. She was such a special person and one of the most thoughtful people around. I feel truly blessed to have grown up with such wonderful neighbors who became such wonderful friends. She will be truly missed. Love, Ann, Dave, Abby, and Paige
Noël & Scott Wright left a message on February 12, 2021:
What a beautiful tribute to Barb!! It was a joy to know her! Our thoughts and prayers are with Alyson, Mike and the family at this time! Much love to you all!! ❤️
Tina Angle left a message on February 11, 2021:
Dear Alyson, Please accept my deepest condolences. Of course she was the lead majorette! Always. What wonderful memories. Love and blessings, Tina
Darlene Robison left a message on February 11, 2021:
Alyson, so sorry to read of your mom's death. She was a great fellow ballet mom. :-) She and your dad gave you a MARVELOUS childhood and good, good roots--- AND helped you also grow wings----so you could fly into adulthood. She was smart, kind and caring. Her caring WILL be passed on Sincerely, Darlene Robison
Joseph and Margaret Wilson left a message on February 11, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Alyson. She was such a lovely woman. We will remember her with Fondness. Please accept our sincere condolences. We will also remember your Mom in our prayers. God Bless her.
Vicki Lyons left a message on February 11, 2021:
Our sympathies for Alyson and family. We knew your Mom and Dad from church when we were younger. They would sit in the balcony with my parents and the lady's would chit chat away. Your Mom was always kind and smiling and she adored you. She would bring you to church dressed so sweetly. Memories of a lovely lady.
Carol S. Divelbiss left a message on February 11, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy to Alyson & Mike. Keep your memories close to your heart. I have many memories of Barb at Northwood with friends that was always a good time. Carol Divelbiss
Carol S. Divelbiss left a message on February 11, 2021:
Alyson & Michale. I am sorry to hear your Mother has passed away. I have memories of her at Northwood with many friends. We exchanged Christmas cards & I saw her shortly before she moved to Winchester. I know this is a difficult time for you but keep you memories close to your heart. Carol& family
Jill Munson left a message on February 11, 2021:
I’m so sorry to see Ms. Barb has passed away. I always loved seeing her and Mick walking or riding their bikes in the Ville. She always made it a point to speak to my son and she was always so kind. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.
Ellen Morgan left a message on February 11, 2021:
So appropriate in Barb's obituary was the encouragement to be the one to call, write and connect. That was Barb. A few weeks ago when Barb came home from a serious hospital stay, she knew I was having some surgery and took the time to call, chat and connect. Although her calls were about serious things, they were fun. We laughed ourselves silly about our health and quarantine issues. A really special person who can show concern and see humor in everything at the same time.
John Cline left a message on February 11, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy to Alyson and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. -JD and Becky Cline
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jan Graber Kerns left a message on February 10, 2021:
My heart is broken for you Alyson and I will miss your Mom's visits more than you know. She always made me smile when she would come in. I feel very lucky she thought of us as her friends! Praying for you and Mike and that you find peace in your memories and knowing that she is back with your Dad. Sending lots of love...
Nancy Kershner Triggs left a message on February 10, 2021:
My condolences were submitted in my husband's name as Roger Triggs in error.
Roger TRIGGS left a message on February 10, 2021:
A loving and fun friend from years ago we worked together at Potomac Edison on Wilson Street in Martinsburg. When I became engaged Barb found the perfect wedding gown at a large department store in Washington, DC, was a bridesmaid in our wedding and threw a beautiful wedding shower. Always remember her smile and upbeat attitude and although our paths went in different directions I have always cherished her as a friend. So blessed to have had her in my life and sincere condolences to her family.
Yolanda Ford left a message on February 9, 2021:
Allison and family you all have my deepest sympathy.Barbare was very special to me I am So happy I had the chance to be able to spend time with her. Love Yolanda
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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