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PIERSTOWN - Barbara M. White, 98, a lifelong resident of Pierstown, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
Barbara was born in Cooperstown, May 22, 1919, the daughter of Fred Russell White and Hilda (Diamond) White.
She attended and graduated with the Class of 1936 from Cooperstown High School

Barbara worked for various automobile dealerships in Cooperstown and at the Cooperstown Diner. She was employed by Otsego County Department of Social Services, in the payroll department at The Meadows Nursing Home for 22 years.

Barbara is survived by one sister, Virginia Preston of Loudonville; and one son, George (Donna) White of Rome. She is survived by three grandchildren, Jeffrey White of Leonardsville, Jennifer Weston of Laurens and Matthew White of Fishs Eddy. Two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many cousins also survive her. Barbara will be dearly missed by her special friend, Diane Ray-Dewey.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Geraldine Parkhurst; and son, Adrian White.

The family extends special thanks to the entire staff of the Rolling Hills Unit at Focus Nursing Home for the care given to Barbara during her stay.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept.19, at Ottman Funeral Home in Cherry Valley. A funeral service will be held at noon followed by burial in the Roseboom Cemetery.

Those who wish may make donations in Barbara's memory to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown NY 13326, or to a charity of one's choice.

To send online condolences, visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Published on September 15, 2017
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