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Obituary of Margaret M. Barber

Margaret M. BarberKeeseville - Margaret M. Barber, 77, formerly of Keeseville Country Gardens, died Friday, July 24, 2009 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh surrounded by her loving family. Margaret has also resided at Valehaven in Peru, and most recently the Clinton County Nursing Home. She was born in Albany, December 11, 1931, the daughter of Charles J. and Bertha E. (Franklin) Hitchcock.Margaret enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Many of her poems were published and featured in numerous books of poetry including The Poetry Guild, The International Library of Poetry, and Nature's Mystery - America at the Millennium; The Best Poems and Poets of the Twentieth Century. She was a member of the International Poetry Society. Her family and church meant a great deal to her and many of her poems were about family and religion. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and her giving way. She was generous and kind to those in need.Survivors include her children, Robert Barber, Jr. and his wife Debbie of Saratoga, Karen Hillyard of Ellenburg Center, and Kathy Baker and her husband Allan of Ellenburg Center; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.She was predeceased by her parents, Charles J. and Bertha E. (Franklin) Hitchcock; her husband, Robert Barber, Sr.; one brother, Charles Hitchcock, Jr., and one son-in-law, Frank Hillyard. Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 from 11 to 12pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will follow at 12pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home with Rev. William G. Reamer, CVPH Chaplain, officiating. Burial will follow in God's Acre Cemetery in Peru. Donations in her memory may be made to her family to be distributed at their discretion. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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