LAKE PLACID — Deacon Barbara C. Letteney went to be with her friend, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.
Barb was born on Sept. 23, 1935 in Syracuse, the daughter of Hazel and Emmett Collins.
She married the Rev. Ward H. Letteney on Sept. 30, 1972 at Grace Church in Cortland.
A graduate from Nottingham High School in Syracuse in 1952, Barb continued her education at LaSalle Jr. College in Auburndale, Mass. She worked for Niagara Mohawk after graduation, married and had five children.
Her love for Jesus Christ showed in all her daily activities as a mother, wife, grandmother and foster mother. Her continued grace and faith helped raise and nurture everyone she touched in she and her husband Ward’s ministries. Barb became a deacon at age 70 and was a shining example of her deep faith in God.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Cathie Bisha and Bob Kleine, Cyndi Trembley, Penny (Scott) Butler, Jon Trembley, Kristen (Bill) Moore; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Diane Collins; and her niece, Laurie (Jay) Ilacqua; a great nephew; her cat Lovie; and many loving and devoted friends whom she loved in Christ Jesus.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, the Rev. Ward H. Letteney, brother John Collins, daughter-in-law Nancy Trembley and her niece Cherie Collins.
A funeral with Holy Eucharist was offered Monday, Jan. 31 at Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid with the Rt. Reverand William Love, bishop of the Episcopal Dioceses of Albany, celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Brock Baker, rector at St. Eustace.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial donations may be made to the Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834 or to St. Eustace Episcopal Church, 2549 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946 or your local food pantry.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid.