Helen Barbon

Helen Barbon

December 1, 1942 February 16, 2020

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Obituary for Helen R. Barbon

Helen Roena Barbon, 77, of Kenhorst, PA, passed away peacefully at her home on February 16.

She was the loving wife of Barry Barbon whom she was married to for 50 years. She was predeceased by her daughter and best friend, Mary Barbon. She was the grandmother of Derek Reist of Kenhorst, Dean Reist of New York, NY and Olivia Diedrich of Hershey and great-grandmother to Mason Reist. She is also survived by her older brother Billie Cole of Chicago, IL.

Born in Chicago, Helen met Barry working in a Chicago restaurant. They would later move to Wildwood, NJ where they had their own coffee shop for 15 years. These memorable years were some of the greatest times of her life. Helen and Barry owned several restaurant businesses over the years including a breakfast cafe in Kenhorst, food stand at Leesport Farmer’s Market and Helen’s Restaurant at Green Dragon’s Farmers Market in Ephrata. They recently retired after 35 years of operation. Helen’s restaurants were always a gathering place for family and friends and they will miss the great meals and her sense of humor.

She was an active part of her grandchildren’s lives and loved to spend long nights playing cards and board games.

At the request of the family, there will be no formal services. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading is assisting the Barbon family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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rosanne weidner

Helen was more than my employer she was a dear friend whom I will greatly miss.together with Barry we shared heartbreak and happiness we were family . I pray Barry and her grandchildren will find strength and peace to carry them through this sorrowful time. love always,Roxie
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Francis Turnerer

Barry & family Sorry for your loss. As you think back, remember all the good times.You & Helen were together till the very end Again my deepest condolences. Ducky Turner
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Ginny Cole

Helen was the best sister, sister-in-law. aunt and friend that anyone could have. Her love of family, friends and all she met was as obvious as the sun shines in the sky. Billie and I will miss talking to her on the phone laughing and sharing all of our life experiences. Heaven's angels will meet her at the gate with joy

Billie (brother) and Ginny Cole
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