Barbara Lee Margeson, of the Town of Hartsville

HORNELL/HARTSVILLE-Barbara Lee Margeson, 74, of 5567 Cook Hill Rd., Hornell (Town of Hartsville) died Friday, December 15th, 2017 at her home, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on October 28, 1943, she was the daughter of Theron “Nick” & Betty Jean (Campbell) Knickerbocker.

Barbara grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1962). She was married on June 30th, 1962 to William I “Bill” Margeson who survives. Throughout the years, Barbara & Bill resided in Hornell-Hartsville area.

She had been employed at the former Mullen Slaughter House for several years and was employed at St. James Mercy Hospital as a cook and also in the laundry department. For many years she worked at Transportation Transit Associates (TTA) as an electrician, installing electrical components and wiring harnesses along with lighting components . She retired in 2008.

Barbara thoroughly enjoyed raising her children and in more recent years loved baby-sitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed rooting for the Buffalo Bills.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Louise Knickerbocker; father-in-law, William J Margeson; her brother-in-law, Paul Starr; and great granddaughter, Hailey Reilly.

In addition to her husband Bill, survivors include her daughter, Stephanie (Raymond) France of Hartsville; 3 sons, William I. (Michelle) Margeson Jr. of Hornell, Kevin (Heidi) Margeson of Hartsville and Kelly (Kimberly) Margeson of Hornell; her mother-in-law, Roberta Margeson; 2 sisters, Brenda Starr of Belmont and Deborah (Joseph) D’Angelo of Forestville; 7 grandchildren, Ashley (Gregory) Gibson, Amanda (Tyler Murphy) Margeson, Danielle (Shawn) Reilly, Adam Margeson, Kyle Margeson, Kaiden Margeson and Keaton Shaut; 3 great-grandchildren, Bentley Howe, Peyton Gibson and Michael Reilly; several nieces and nephews; and also her extended grandchildren Dylan Wentworth, Haley Bown, Faith Bown and Ethan Brown.

A special “Thank-You” to Annette Gibson and Kathy Brown for all of their time and dedication.

At Barbara’s request there will be no prior calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Rural Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Barbara’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made be to CareFirst Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870.

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