Barbara Staples

Barbara Ellen Staples (Reed)

Tuesday, October 11th, 1949 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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Farmington ā€“ Barbara Ellen (Reed) Staples, 70, a resident of Farmington, passed away suddenly, Friday, November 29th at her home. She was born October 11, 1949 in Farmington, the daughter of Charles S. Reed and Katherine E. (Libby) Reed. Barbara attended school in Unity. In December 1991, Barbara married Gary Staples. She worked at Livermore Shoe, Norwock Shoe, Bass Shoe and DeCoster Egg Farm. Barbara enjoyed volunteering her time and energy helping others to provide for those less fortunate with love and a warm home. She will be remembered as a loving and kind soul. She is survived by her companion and best friend of 34 years Gary Staples of Farmington, sons, David Goding and wife Martha of Livermore Falls, Darren Reed of St. Petersburg, FL, and Dan Reed and wife Heather of Lewiston, grandchildren Natalie Goding, Rachel Richards, Jordan Green, Maddison Green, and Dylan Reed; one great-grandchild, Beckett: sisters, Linda Brown of Chesterville, Ethel Reed of Farmington, Mary Lynn McKee of Auburn, Charleen Roberge of Jay, Donna Thompson of Livermore and Gloria Thurlow and husband Tim of West Gardiner, special friends, Lisa, Devon and Levi Meader, Roy and Christie Clark and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Gary Reed and Vincent Vining, sisters, Mary Ann Hawes, Lillian Jackson, Jeannie Rodique and Bette Hilton. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Staples ā€“ Barbara E., 70, of Farmington, Maine, passed away, Friday, November 29, 2019. A funeral service will be held 1PM, Saturday, December 7th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be held from 12-1PM prior to the funeral service. Interment in the spring at Jay Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Jay, Maine. In lieu of flowers if desired contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church for Soap nā€™ More Store, 25 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine 04254
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Finley Funeral Home
    15 Church Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Finley Funeral Home
    15 Church Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Eva Thompson
  • Interment

    Jay Hill Cemetery
    Main Street
    JAY, ME 04239
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment in the spring


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Bill and Ellen (Paine) Dimond

Posted at 11:22am
Dear family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Barbara. I remember her laughter and caring ways whenever I would see her, when I would go to a Goding gathering when I was very young. My prayers for comfort are with you all.
Bill and Ellen (Paine) Dimond

Kara mercer

Posted at 11:15pm
Barbra was always there when no one else was. She helped My family time and time again. She expected no repayment or returns. Helping others made her happy. My kids respected her and looked up to her. She will be truly be missed. Her memory will remain in our hearts forever.

Cassandra Barlow

Posted at 10:26pm
Barbara was always there for me and my family. She became mom to Sean and I as well as grandma to my kids. She will be missed greatly. Love you ma.

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