Barbara Esbensen

Obituary of Barbara J. Esbensen

Barbara J. (Reed) Esbensen, 83, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on February 11, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, on June 14, 1937, Barbara was the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (Smith) Reed.

She was a diehard Phillies and Eagles fan. She also enjoyed reading and shopping. 

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Beth Messing, wife of Michael, Pottstown, PA; her son, Jim Esbensen, husband of Joanne, Exeter Twp., PA; her grandchildren, Krystina, Maryellen, Michael, Justin, Emily, Jackie, and Ryan; her great-grandson, Cole Davison; and her brother, John Reed.

A viewing will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2096 New Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465. A Life Celebration will follow at 11:00 a.m. Please note, masks and social distancing will be strongly recommended at the viewing and service.

Interment will take place on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at George Washington Memorial Park, 80 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 2096 New Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465.

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.