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February 20, 2014

Pearl Barber

The Daily Star

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HOBART — Pearl Barber, 90, of Hobart, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at home.

She was born July 30, 1923, in Bloomville, the daughter of Jesse (Cleveland) and John Haynes.

She married J. Harold Barber in the Bloomville United Methodist Church on Oct. 4, 1947. He predeceased her in August 1999.

Before Pearl was married she worked at the Scintilla in Sidney and in the dental office of Dr. Everett Waugh in Oneonta. After marriage they ran the family farm and raised five children where they also hosted five Rotary Exchange Students.

A 66-year resident of Hobart, Pearl was a graduate of South Kortright Central School. She actively participated in the Hobart United Methodist Church and enjoyed working on summer bazaars and dinners at the church. She loved being able to attend to the needs of others, whether it was to drive them to appointments or visit with a piece of pie.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret (Richard) Kenyon, East Meredith, Carol Barber, Orchard Park, and Mary (David) Starr, Poughkeepsie; two sons, David (Joyce) Barber, Hobart and Stephen Barber, San Francisco, Calif.; her brother, Wilber Haynes, Bloomville; 11 grandchildren, Amy Kenyon, Meg Hungerford, Jo Boring, Mark Kenyon, Beth Kenyon, Christopher Barber Troskosky, Cathlyn Barber Troskosky, Craig Troskosky, Lisa Starr, Sara Scardaci, and David Starr; and four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jillian and Jesse Hungerford and Sitota Boring.

She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; a sister, Mary Townsend; and granddaughter, Caren Barber Troskosky.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Hobart United Methodist Church, Hobart, with the Rev. Lorraine Coscia-Ackerman officiating. Calling hours will precede the service at 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Burial will be at a later date in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hobart United Methodist Church or Catskill Area Hospice.

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Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home, Hobart.