2018-02-07 / Obituaries

Barbara Firment

Barbara Firment, 89, of Andes passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 3, 2018 with her family at her side.

Barbara was born on November 17, 1928 to Thorvald and Marjorie Klindt of Downsville, NY. She was a graduate of Downsvillle Central School and Cortland State Teachers College.

She married George Firment of Andes on August 21, 1949, and they enjoyed 63 years together until George’s death in 2012.

Barbara taught elementary education at Margaretville Central School and Andes Central School and then chose to stay at home raising her children and helping George with the farm. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and was an avid Syracuse University basketball fan. She also loved watching birds and wildlife from her dining room window, playing cards, her 4 p.m. glass of Chardonnay and was an avid reader, as well as a bowler for 30 years. One of Barbara’s greatest joys was country music, especially Charley Pride. Barbara loved to dance, doing the “twist” at her 80th birthday party.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband George (2012), a grandson, Travis (2007), as well as two brothers Herbert and Roger Klindt. She is survived by her five children, Nancy O’Reilly of Andes, Joann Firment (Elizabeth) of Conesville, Shirley Gill (John) of Maryland, NY, Ann Kehoe (Mark) of Moravia and Stephen Firment (Therese) of Andes, as well as two brothers, Gary Klindt of Sidney NY and Alan Klindt (Natalie) of New Syrma Beach, FL. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, Maureen, Gregory, Angela, Douglas, Derek, and Logan; seven great-grandchildren, Leah, Luke, Kayla, Morgan, Rylee, Aydan, Ava; one greatgreat grandson Tristan as well as several nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Daisy.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday Feb. 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville NY. A service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 with Pearl Wilson officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

Contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to the Andes Emergency Squad, Andes Fire Department, or the Delaware County SPCA. The family wishes to thank Hospice for their care and a special loving thank you to Dr. Susan Fiore.

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