Barbara Ann (Foster) Luther

Born: Thu., Aug. 13, 1936
Died: Thu., Sep. 6, 2018


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 09, 2018
Location: Harrisville

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Barbara Ann Luther, 82, a resident of Carthage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage, formerly of Harrisville and LaFargeville, died on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse where she had been a patient since September 2nd.

Born in New York City on Aug 13, 1936, a daughter of  Earle and Florence Doyle Foster, she was graduated from Vincentian Institute in Albany, NY, in 1954.

She married Dale Burgess in 1957 at St. James Church in Albany.  Mr. Burgess died in 1961.  In 1963, she married Martin R. Luther, Sr., at St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville.  Mr. Luther died on February 25, 2017.

She worked for New York State in Albany from the time she was 17 until moving to Harrisville in December, 1957. 

 Along with her husband, Mrs. Luther also owned and operated the Harrisville Laundromat and B & M Bookkeeping Service in Harrisville for a number of years, until she and her husband moved to Watertown in 2002, and to LaFargeville in 2005.  While residing in Harrisville, she had also supervised the Harrisville Youth Recreation Program for a number of years.

Mrs. Luther was a member of the Harrisville Rod & Gun Club, and was a member and Past President of the former American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary in Harrisville.

Throughout her life, she enjoyed traveling, playing bingo and slot machines. She particularly enjoyed the experience in her younger years, when she and her husband Marty would take in fresh-air children and developmentally challenged teens in the mid 1970’s. 

Surviving are three sons, John “Jack” and wife, Sheryl Luther, Craig and wife, Terri Luther, and Martin Luther, Jr., all of Harrisville; a daughter, Laura and husband, Wendell Cornaire, of LaFargeville; five grandchildren, Travis, Kyra and Craig Luther, and Trisha and Michaela Cornaire, and two great grandchildren, Ava and Ryder Luther; a sister, Diane Powers, of Lowville, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to both of her husbands, she was predeceased by her sister, Carole Decent, who died in 2003.

Barbara’s funeral will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor of St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville, officiating.  Burial will be in Harrisville Community Cemetery, Harrisville. A funeral luncheon will be held at the Adirondack Grange in Harrisville following burial.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, September 9th from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Harrisville Rescue Squad or to the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department.

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Marian Schafer
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Marian Schafer.

Forever friend Love, Marian and Floyd Schafer

linda walseman
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
my parents, wimpy and doris walseman sold the laundrymat to your parents . with my sympathy

Susan Burgess
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Dear Family~
I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing and your loss of a Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law, and sister. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Aunt Sue and family

Amanda Soper
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting and taking care of Barb during the past year. I will truly miss her she was a wonderful lady!

Elton and Lynda wood
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
To the Luther family, our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Barb was a very nice lady. She will be missed. Lynda and Elton wood.

Robin Davies
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I have wonderful memories of her, she was such a beautiful person. My prayers go out to the family. Robin (Cote) Davies

Karen Clarke Meeker
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Laura and Family -

I was sorry to hear of your mom's passing! I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Clarke Meeker

Darren Burgess
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
To Jack, Craig, Laura, Marty and families: I am sad to hear about the loss of Aunt Barb. She could always make me smile/laugh when we were kids. There’s no doubt she was a wonderful lady. Cousin Darren, Jeannette, Seth, and Kiki

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