Obituary for Eugena Barshis of Pinehurst

Eugena “Joanne” Barshis, age 94, of Pinehurst, NC passed away at FirstHealth Hospice House on September 8, 2023, with her daughter by her side.  We were blessed to have the family together for a wonderful 94th birthday celebration last week.

She was born in Elwood, Indiana, August 30, 1929 to Wayne Eugene Fisher and Lucille Dalton Fisher.

Joanne had a passion for retail business and was very successful.  For years she owned and managed a retail store called “Snooper’s Paradise”, graciously serving the local community and younger generation.  As her clientele evolved, she became known for the array of beautiful gowns and dresses she kept in stock for the local high schools’ proms.  Joanne not only loved, but was an exceptional player at most all games; cards, puzzles and board games of all types. 

Joanne was a faithful servant of the Lord and was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Joanne is survived by her daughter, Debra Kidd and her husband Ronald of Carthage; her son, Dave Parker of North Granby, CT; Grandchildren Ashley Matthews and her husband Derrick, Christine Southern and her husband Tyler; Charlie, Jesse and Zac Parker and great grandchild Emma Jane Matthews.  Additionally, four step sons; Donald, David, Darr and Dean Barshis.  Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Joseph Wren Parker, Edward B. Barshis and sister, Beverly Magers.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines. Funeral ceremony will be Friday, September 15, 2023 at Boles Funeral Home, Southern Pines with burial to follow at Bethesda Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice online, or by mail to 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home, Pinehurst.

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