Barry Kilhefner Sr., mechanic, Ephrata midget football coach

By on October 31, 2012

Barry Kilhefner Sr., 72, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Charles and Ellen (Martin) Kilhefner and was the husband of Sharon (Griesemer) Kilhefner.

During his working years, Barry was employed at Grace Mines, Morgantown, worked as a mechanic for Bud Hunt Motors and retired from LTI. He was an Ephrata midget football coach and played semi-pro football for the Mohawks. He was a member of the Akron Hunting Camp and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed by his pets, Baxter and Coco.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Barry Lee Kilhefner Jr., of Ephrata; Bradley Cee Kilhefner, companion of Roberta Getz, of Ephrata; a stepdaughter: Amy, wife of Mike Stanford, of Hanover; and two grandsons: Chase and Hunter Kilhefner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Joan Elaine Kilhefner; and a son: Brian Dee Kilhefner.

A visitation was held October 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, N. Seventh and Fulton Sts., Akron, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Leslie Cool officiating. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Barry’s memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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