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Obituary - Barbara Ford

Barbara Ford

Date of Passing: February 20th, 2010

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Mrs. Barbara Ford, 86, of Shanley Rd., Clinton, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born June 30, 1923, in Holland Patent, the daughter of the late George and Ella Tormey Marsh and was a graduate of Westmoreland Central School, Class of 1941. On September 5, 1942, at the Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills, she married Robert J. Ford. For over 28 years, Mrs. Ford was the County Executive Director of Oneida County ASCS/FSA, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Ford was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, Clinton and was a member of the Clifford J. Fulmer American Legion Post #92 Auxiliary, Waterville, the Waterville Women's Club and the Kirkland Senior Citizens, where she enjoyed coordinating many trips for the seniors. Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, whose life centered around her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, baking and was an avid sports enthusiast. She is survived by her husband of over 67 years, Robert; a son and two daughters-in-law, Daniel and Kathleen Ford and Betty Ford, all of Clinton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joyce and Jack Paul of Hannibal and Patricia Sahl of Whitesboro; a brother, Gerald Marsh of Marcy; five grandchildren; Karen (Norm) Cook, Michael (Patty) Ford, Michele (Kelly) Adams, Kristen Ford and Kevin Ford; five great grandchildren, Natalie, Melissa, David, Josh and Cole; her in-laws, Edward Keim, Betty Barnes, Eileen (Jack) Shepherd, Ann Moriarty, Jim (Janis) Ford, Anne Ford and Eleanor Frost; and a special nephew, Chuck Ford, as well as many other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Ford, Jr.; two sisters, Delores Marsh and Elaine Keim; and several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church, Clinton. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clinton. Calling hours are Monday evening from 4-8 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. The family wishes to extend a thank you to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., and her many caregivers and volunteers, whose help allowed her to stay in her home throughout her illness. They would also like to extend a special thank you to Berit Nelson, FNP and Betty Palaka, for their wonderful care and compassion.


Having worked with ASCS for many year it is with fond memories that we remember Barb as a hard worker and also a funloving person.
Dick Hamilton

Dan,Kathy & Family We were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Alan & Judy Brooks

When Barb worked as the CED in Oneida County, I was the CED in Cortland. I always enjoyed meeting and talking with Barb at our meetings. She always had a smile on her face.
George Walter

i am very sorry to hear about it

Barb was a great gal, I worked in Monroe County but in the "old" days we got together several times a year. As us older people say, "those were the good old times". Barb was always fun and you knew she did her job well. Great job Barb.
Elizabeth Marlowe

I have very fond memories of Barbara when I was a trainee with ASCS and sent to her office to learn. She had a wonderful sense of humor and played a very funny joke on me with one of her farmers that was also a NYS Trooper. We laughed at that any time we saw one another. I learned a lot from her about the job, and working with the farming community. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Patrick Cassidy

I remember Barb well. She was very involved with NYASCOE, ASCS's Employee Association. I respected her commitment to farmers and our agency. We were not in the same District but we loved getting together at state meetings. She was a front runner, among the first female CEDs in NYS. My sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Carol
carol dennis

I remember Barbara well, and enjoyed the years working together at FSA, then ASCS. I only saw her at state-wide meetings since I'm down in Dutchess County, but she always was happy to see everyone. We share your loss. Sincerely, Laura Briggs
Laura Briggs

My prayers and condolences to my friend Kevin Ford, and to the entire Ford family during this tough time.
Elliot Tardif

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ford family. Childhood memories of the Ford's with the Simpson's and Harris' are very dear. Barb had a gentle, quiet way...making everyone feel comfortable. Words cannot express our grief for such a wonderful person. Take care, Charlie and Sandy Hughes
Sandy and Charlie Hughes

Dad and I are thinking of all of you and share in your grief for Barbara. She was such a fun, funny, caring, giving and special lady. She will truly be missed. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with all of you.
Darlene Ford

We are thinking of you and your family at this time of loss; Just remember MEMORIES DO COUNT.LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU . YVETTE

Dan,Kathy & Family Sending our Love, Prayers and Sympathy to All. May God keep you close and give you strength, especially in this sad time. Frania and Bob Zastawny-Gilbert,Az
Fran and Bob Zastawny

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Barb shared a special place in our family's heart and will continue to. She was a kind, caring and compassionate person and will be truly missed. Love, Holly, Marc, Joshua and Sean Kohli
Holly and Marc Kohli