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Barbara Jean Kingdom

By Joshua Smith

Alabama - Barbara Jean Kingdom, 66, of Alabama, a Cook at Oakfield - Alabama School, passed away Friday evening, (October 19, 2012) at her home.

Mrs. Kingdom was born July 3, 1946 in Batavia, a daughter of the late George and Pauline (Brydges) Mills.

Barb had a love of flowers, and the holidays. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed helping on the family farm. Mrs. Kingdom enjoyed feeding hummingbirds and traveling with her cousins. Most of all, she loved her family. There was a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, and she was always there for them.

She is the wife of the late Leonard Kingdom, who died in 1995.

Survivors include one son, Brian Kingdom and one daughter, Joyce Kingdom both of Alabama; four brothers, Robert Mills, Olin (Lynne) Mills, George (Toni) Mills, and John Mills all of Alabama; and a brother-in-law, Lyle (Betty) Starkweather of Alabama. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Barbara is preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Starkweather.

Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where Barb’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228. Burial will be in Reed Cemetery, Oakfield. Please leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle at

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