Barbara M. Altvater, age 89, formerly of Sebring, died early in the morning on January 20, 2023 at home of her daughter Linda (Keith) Kotch and family in Winter Park, Florida. She was born in Sebring to the late Walter Irven Moyer and Sarah Ruth Ingle Moyer, pioneer residents to Sebring. She was a graduate of Sebring High School, class of 1952 and attended Florida State College.
She married Allen C. Altvater Jr in 1955. She was a homemaker for many years and worked as a bookkeeper for Central Builders Supply and during the 1970’s and early 80’s, and then Butler & Still. She was an artist, having painted numerous works in oil, she also wrote a story of which she illustrated with pencil drawings of fictional characters for a book called “The Marshmallow Twins”. She worked on The Marshmallow Twins off and on over many years and with the help of her daughters, she self-published a completed book for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years in 2005 and is survived by daughters Linda (Keith) Kotch and Mary Ruth Altvater of Winter Park, Florida; sons Allen (Leah) Altvater, III of Wauchula, and Chris (Karen) Altvater of Lakeland; and 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Family will be gathering for a graveside internment at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring on February 26th. Arrangements entrusted to Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Florida.