Marlene M. “Peg” Barna, 83, formerly of West Newton, died Saturday, February 22, 2020. She was born December 29, 1936 in West Newton, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Markle) Lassalle. Peg was employed for many years as a cook. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and loved playing Bingo and all games. Surviving are five children, Deanna Smotzer (Mike), Michelle Eitner (David), Sue Barna, Michael Barna Jr. (Donna), and John Barna; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a brother Dean Lassalle (Becky); sister-in-law, Sandy Lassalle; nieces and nephews; and her loving dog, Shorty. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Barna; daughter Cynthia Louise Barna; brothers, Butch and Frank “Frenchie” Lassalle; and sister, Adele Geary. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, Scottdale. Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
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