• Elizabeth H. Barber

    ELIZABETH H. BARBER

    May 20, 2021

     Elizabeth H.  “Betty or Sue” Barber of Kirkville passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. at the age of 86. Elizabeth was born on March 7, 1935 in Syracuse N.Y. to Theodore R. and Elizabeth M. (Dusharm) Brooks. She grew up in Syracuse, N.Y. and attended schools there. She later received a G.E.D. On August 6, 1959 she married the love of her life Gene Barber. She and Gene built a home in Kirkville, N.Y. where she continued to live for sixty plus years. Elizabeth was employed at GE and later Philips Broadband for many years. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband Gene ’95, her mother Elizabeth Brooks, her father Theodore Brooks Sr., and her brother Theodore (Fritz) Brooks Jr. Surviving are daughters Nola Akins, Betty Jean Murphy (Daniel),sons William (Marilyn) and Robert. Ten grandchildren Joan Monica, Monica Hence, Candice Kirsch (Amanda) and Angela Kirsch, Justin and Alexandra Barber, William Barber II, Chelsea and Britany Murphy, and Gene Akins. Nine Great Grandchildren, and two Great-Great Grandchildren. Special son-in-law John Kirsch, Sister Barbara Daeffler, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Elizabeth enjoyed her winter home in Lake Alfred, FL., going to casinos, bingo, reading, crafts, pets, playing cards, and traveling. She was always the life of the party. Everyone will remember her fun spirit, and sense of humor. Graveside services will be on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Pine Plains Cemetery on Peck Rd. Kirkville, NY. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to Wanderers Rest in Canastota, NY.

                                                                         G.F. ZIMMER F.H.

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