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Barbara Jean Farrington

September 17, 1945 — February 14, 2018

Franklinville – Barbara Jean Farrington     "Loving Wife and Mother"

Barbara Jean Farrington, 72, of 16 4th Ave was welcomed by Jesus into her heavenly home on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.

Barb was born September 17, 1945 in Gulfport, Mississippi and was the daughter of Doyle and Margaret Shick Galbraith of Springville.  On March 24, 1967 she married her husband of 50 years, Don Farrington, who survives.

Barb graduated from Springville Griffith Institute. She worked at Motorola in Arcade for a total of 14 years.  For the last 18 years, Barb and Don served the Franklinville First Baptist Church faithfully as custodians. She loved and served the Lord for many years in many capacities.

Barb loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as other family members. She had many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. Barb enjoyed flower gardening, card making and crafts, wildlife and animals of all varieties. She and Don spent many years in search of the bearded gobbler, where she “bagged” 25 birds.  Family and friends have enjoyed hearing many of their hunting adventures.  Barb and Don enjoyed listening to country music and were also known to dance a few steps.

Surviving in addition to her loving husband, are her son Patrick (Dorothy) Farrington of Olean, Debra (Darrin) Pound of Hinsdale, Lonnie (Kay) Farrington of Franklinville, Scott (Mary) Farrington of Delevan, and Lynette (Dennis) Bartosz of Woodstock, Georgia; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with 1 on the way; 2 sisters, Deborah (Gary) Klahn and Shirley (Walter) Krah of Springville and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by a granddaughter Sara Noel Farrington and a niece Lori Klahn.

A Celebration of Barb’s life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 27 South Main St., Franklinville,  on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean.  Online condolences may be made at

Those who wish to remember Barb in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Franklinville First Baptist Church 27 S. Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737 or Camp JYC, 2282 Trowbridge Road, Franklinville, NY 14737.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Jean Farrington, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, March 4, 2018

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Franklinville

27 S. Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737

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