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October 4, 2012

Barbara Virginia Witter

Barbara Virginia Witter

MAINE — Barbara Virginia Witter, 74, of Maine, passed peacefully in her home on Sept. 30, 2012. Her devoted family was at her side.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 56 years, Howard L. Witter Sr., and son and daughter-in-law, Howard L. Jr. and Suzanne Witter; her cherished grandchildren: Cassandra, Nicholas, Rebecca; and great-granddaughter, Ariella. She will also be missed by her siblings, William C. Hall, Howard (Gloria) Hall, Oscar ‘Buddy’ (Sharon) Pierce, Cheryl (Tom) Molineux, Robert (Debbie) Archer, Olon (Madge) Archer; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Barbara was born on Nov. 18, 1937, in Unadilla, the daughter of the late Clarence Eugene and Ada DeFrances (Shaver) Hall. Her brother, Norris E. Hall also predeceased her.

Barbara and Howard have called Maine home for the past 52 years. She was a seasoned traveler, loved bird watching and was an avid crafter. Her family was of utmost importance to her. She enjoyed tracing her lineage and she made it a point to pass this knowledge onto her son.

Barb was an honest, open and loving person … a simple woman who enjoyed all the little things in life.

In abiding with her wishes, there will be no funeral service.

There will be a Celebration of Her Life from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Newark Valley Fire Station. Please come and share your memories.

For those wishing, kindly direct memorials to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 in loving memory of Barbara V. Witter.

The Cooley Family of MacPherson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Memories and condolences may be written in her guest book at

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