Kathleen Barber

Kathleen E. Barber

Monday, July 4th, 1927 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Kathleen E. Barber 93, of Freetown, NY formerly of Summerhill passed away at her home on Monday, August 3, 2020 after an extended illness.

She was born July 4, 1927 in Cortland, a daughter of the late Arthur J.E. and Nellie G.E. Heath Bilodeau.

Mrs. Barber grew up in the McGraw area and graduated from Cortland High School. She married Elmer D. Barber in April 1948. In 1950 they moved to Summerhill and together operated a dairy farm and raised their children on Champlin Road. They left the farm in 1979 and moved to Ohio, returning to the Summerhill area in 1989.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, canning and most of all babysitting her grandchildren. She was always happy and smiling. Her chocolate chip cookies were the best.

Her husband, Elmer passed away on April 5, 1994.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Amanda) Barber of Freetown, Sallee (Jeffrey) Ten Eyck of Groton, Janice (Randy) LaChausse of Castorland, NY and Kathleen (Duane) Jebbett of Findlay Ohio; her grandchildren, Keri (Justin) Taylor, Lee (Bridget) McDonald, Kurt (Meagan) McDonald, Darren (Sara) LaChausse, Dale (Jessica) LaChausse, Andrea (Jason) Trzaska, Danielle (Martin) Slade, Alison (Darren) Murphy, Dylan (Lacey) Barber, Alexa, Drew, Avery and Delta Barber; twenty-one great-grandchildren; her brother, Trevor (Beverly) Bilodeau of McGraw; sister, Janice Thomas of Maryland; sisters-in-law, Beverly Bilodeau and Dorothy Bilodeau of McGraw and Eva DeLine of Preble, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date to be announced. Interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, New York 13204.

Online condolences may be left at www.zirbelfuneralhome.com.
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    Groton Rural Cemetery
    Clark Street
    GROTON, NY 13073
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Suzanne McCutcheon

Posted at 06:30pm
Don and Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's (mother-in-law's) passing. My prayers are with you during this difficult time and may your memories of her comfort you.

Linda Bates Forster

Posted at 03:03pm
As a young girl, I have such fond memories of leaving the "big" city of Cortland with my parents and brother and sister to go spend some extended family time on Kay and Elmer's farm. I learned how to ride a horse, feed cows, bale hay, make pies, cookies, and cakes, and have some good clean old fashioned wholesome fun there. Although we lost touch as i grew up and older, I remember Kay as calm, sunny, and loving. The photos here, although showing her older, represent her well.

Annette (Huskins) Dunn

Posted at 09:55pm
My condolences to the Barber and Bilodeau families. ❤

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