Albert, Barbara Olinger

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Barbara Olinger Albert, 73, of Christiansburg, died early Monday morning on May 8, 2023. She passed away into the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father, as she slept peacefully. Her faith was in her Lord Jesus Christ and she accepted him as her Lord and Savior.

Barbara worked diligently for 50 years, starting at a Virginia Tech drugstore as a waitress, Cooks Clean Center and ending at Federal-Mogul, where she worked her final 43 years as an inspector. Barbara took great pride in her work, her family and her home. She kept a spotless home and she is probably cleaning and shining the pearly gates and streets of gold in Heaven. Barbara was a beautiful lady who was serious about her appearance. You would never find her even visiting the mailbox without wearing her favorite lipstick. Barbara was the boss of her daughter Trena and made it clear to always look nice even if you were going outside for a minute. Barbara was known for her delicious chicken and dumplings, and she made sure to cook good things for her family. Barbara loved feeding her birds outside her living room window, where they waited patiently twice a day for her to visit them. Her hobbies included watching Wheel of Fortune and minding her business. Barbara was a wonderful caregiver. Through the years she cared for her sister Judy, her brother Richard, and most recently her beloved husband Kenny.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Trena French and husband Paul, stepson Kevin Albert and wife Lisa and stepson Byron Albert. Barbara has four grandchildren, Christopher and Joshua Albert, Bryson and Renee Albert.

Barbara is survived by her sisters Sarah Denig and husband Joe, Connie Huff and husband Boyd, and sister-in-law Peggy Eads and husband Ray, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was also pre-deceased by less than 2 months, her loving husband of 44 years, Kenneth Albert.

Barbara was pre-deceased by her brother Richard Olinger and sister Judy Horne and parents Pierce and Lucy Olinger.

Barbara’s family will receive friends Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 from 11-12 PM at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive SW Blacksburg where a service celebrating Barbara’s life will be held from 12-1 in the chapel. Family friend Jimmie Lee Price, Dallas Vines, and daughter Trena French officiating. There will be no graveside service.