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February 8, 2014

Barbara Robbins Kingsbury

The Daily Star

---- — Barbara Robbins Kingsbury

MASONVILLE — Barbara Robbins Kingsbury, 63, of Masonville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

Barbara was born on Dec. 13, 1950, daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie (Dean) Robbins in Sidney. She graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1970.

On July 2, 1977, Barbara was married to Thomas Kingsbury in Sidney.

Barbara worked for Bard Parker in Hancock for 31 years and for Mead in Sidney for five years, and was fondly referred to by coworkers as “Bo” or “Smiley.”

She was a life member of the Sidney VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the Sidney Women of the Moose and the Masonville Rod & Gun Club.

Barb enjoyed Facebook, keeping track of family and friends alike, as well as playing cards, especially pinochle. She was friendly to everyone and will be sorely missed.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Thomas Kingsbury of Masonville; two sons, Warner Kingsbury of Masonville and Michael Kingsbury of Sidney; two granddaughters, Emily and Aiyana; three siblings, Sharon Robbins of Sidney; Kevin Robbins of Sidney and Joyce Rhinebeck of Walton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Harold Lefler officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring in Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Masonville Fire Department, 15488 State Highway 8, Masonville, NY 13804.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.