Barbara E. Christy, 91, of Medina, NY, peacefully entered into rest on Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on September 27, 1921 in Colton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Eva Mae (Sevey) Gotham.
Barbara graduated from Colton-Union School in 1940 and graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1941, where she met and married the late John James Christy on Thanksgiving Day of that same year. In 1943, she moved to Medina, raising three children and at one time was a food preparer in the Dietary Dept. at Medina Hospital. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medina and enjoyed sewing, scrabble and ceramics.
Barbara is survived by her three children, Eva (Yvette Nevin) Allison of Lyndonville, NY; Sarah (Rick) Gibson of Corfu, NY; and Michael (Sue Randolph) Christy of Greece, NY; six grandchildren, Don Draper, Jr., Molly Hayes, Katy Allison, Sarah and Emily Christy and Amy Martin; 11 great-grandchildren, Patrick and Troy Hayes, Danielle Allison, Aidan Allison-Stamp, Caleb, Matthew, Ethan, Wyatt, Leah, Hannah and Hailey Martin; a sister, Janice Hicks of Spencerport, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by three brothers, Linton, Wendall and Lowell; and two sisters, Ola McCarthy and Jane Miller; and a granddaughter, Jessica Fearby.
Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY, from 3-7 PM, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfreda Morse officiating. Burial will be in the Bates Rd. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara's name to First Presbyterian Church Capital Campaign, 522 Main St., Medina, NY 14103; or to Orleans Community Health Foundation, 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103.
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