Barbara J. Barker

Dec 13th, 1946 - Jan 12th, 2022

CANASTOTA- Barbara J. Barker, 75, Lewis Street, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Oneida Healthcare, shortly after her admission as a medical patient.
Born in Enid, Oklahoma, on December 13, 1946, she was the daughter of James and Lorraine Loucks Aust. A resident of this area since the age of ten years, Barbara was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1964 and received two degrees from Morrisville College, where she was the Salutatorian of her class.
Barbara served as a private duty caretaker to the elderly and was also a certified nutritionist and for many years, owned and operated a beauty salon in Oneida. She was a dedicated member of the Great Swamp Conservancy, was an avid bird watcher, loved the outdoors and nature in her travels throughout the United States, loved the various arts, especially sculpting, loved to read and had a great love for all types of animals.
Surviving are her daughter, Mona (Richard Kemp) Truman of Canastota and her son, Sean C. (Rebecca N. Rooda-Barker) Barker of Westmoreland; her grandson, Bernard Barker; her sister, Margaret Durlach of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Clauset.
Funeral services will be held 6 PM, Saturday (1/22/22) from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro Street, Canastota, with the Reverend Michael Usborne, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home, 4-6 PM, prior to the service.
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Colleen Abraham
Jan 21st, 2022 1:13 pm
I had just met Barb in September… I knew from the moment we met that she would be my new found friend! We laughed, shared stories and just clicked as friends. We were planning to meet for coffee and conversation but unfortunately it never happened for various roadblocks on my end( Covid and my grands came to live with me and life became busy busy). To my friend Mona, I’m so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom , She was a delight! To your family , Deepest condolences and May she Rest In Peace.
Danielle J Gerard
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Jan 22nd, 2022 11:14 am
Barb was such a kind and caring person. Prayers to the family and friends as your morn this loss. I hope your fond memories provide you comfort in this time of sorrow.

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