Biography: BARBARA J. BARKER
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.
To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.
CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.