To whom parted this journey in life for an eternal one (far too soon). Barbara Lee Merritt was born in Penn Yan, New York on December 17, 1943 at 5:59 AM to Margarette Emma Rugg and Stewart Grantland Merritt. Barbara passed with her closest friend, (Allan Lastoskie) by her side on August 31, 2018 at 9 PM (in the Apopka Hospital, FL).
Barbara was predeceased by her Mother and Father, her Sister, Lola (Merritt) Jayne who started this eternal journey before her. She left behind two brothers that live in New York, Stewart (Carolyn) Merritt of Penn Yan and Ronald (Linda) Merritt of Dresden. As well as several Nieces: Robin (Richard) Slaey, Judy (Joseph) Woodruff, Cheryl (Alan) Salisbury, Lora (Robert) Prior, Peggy (Shawn) Brace, Theresa (William) Pilkenton and Kimberly (John Kuo) Merritt-Kuo as well as two Nephews: James (Lee) Merritt and Stewart Merritt III, and all their families.
Barbara never married; she worked long and hard to keep her independence until she retired. Before moving to Florida, Barbara worked for Seneca Foods in New York, then after moving to Florida worked for Sprint and her last job was working for Sears Financial. Barbara was a very spirited person with lots of spice, who was kind, caring and giving sometimes to a fault. Later in life she was able to find love, compassion and happiness. With a smile that could warm your heart. Barbara will always be loved.