Barbara I. Edwards, 87, Formerly of Adams

Barbara I. Edwards, 87, Formerly of Adams

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The funeral for Barbara I. Edwards will be 6 pm Wednesday, January 3rd at the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Calling hours are from 4 pm – 6 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Adams.

Mrs. Edwards, 87, formerly of Grove St., Adams, passed away Friday at the Samaritan Keep Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Watertown, where she had resided since April of 2014.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Jeffrey Peck; a son and daughter-in-law Bradley and Carla Edwards, all of Adams; her grandchildren Derek Edwards, Chad (Donna) Edwards, Samantha (Jared) Cook and Catherine Towles; 5 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Bernard L., a son Bernard R. “Bernie”, a grandson David Towles, a brother Ken Prouty and a sister Bernice Cobb.

Barb was born in Adams, January 25, 1930, a daughter to Raymond and Nina Failing Prouty. She graduated from Adams High School. She was employed at W.C. Kaine Appliance and W.S. Rice Inc. both of Adams for several years. She later worked as an office clerk at Waite Motor Sales until retiring.

She married Bernard L. Edwards September 18, 1948 in Ellisburg. Mr. Edwards, a 43 year employee with Waite Motors, passed away September 14th, 2013.

Mrs. Edwards enjoyed gardening, golfing and bowling and was a member of the Adams Bowling Association and Tomacy’s Golf Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St. Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Children’s Miracle Network, c/o Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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