Barbara Claflin, 57 of North Ferrisburgh ended her journey
on the yellow brick road Sunday, September 9th. Barb loved life, unconditionally. She knew how to light up a room and quickly
became the center of attention. She was
known for her many sayings such as, “I’m baaack”, “Hi boooys”, and “Damn brat
kid!!!” She loved the Wizard of Oz,
Bananza, singing and boy could she dance!
For several years, Barb was a Special Olympian. During one track and field event Bar was
positioned to take first when the person next to her tripped and fell. Barb stopped to help her opponent up and
refused to leave her behind. They
finished the race together and Barb proudly announced, “I won!” and beamed when
she stood and received her ribbon.”
That’s just who Barb was.
She is predeceased by both of her parents, Grace Lawrence
and Sidney Claflin Jr., and her younger brother William (Billy) Claflin.
She is survived by a large and loving family: Elizabeth Wheeler and her husband John of
Wilmington; Lela Sisk and her husband Ray of Hope, Maine; Dawn Ridolfo and her
husband Christopher of Burlington; Sidney Claflin III and his wife Michelle of
North Ferrisburgh; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins: Nancy, Will, Joshua, Josid, Jesse, Hilary,
Hannah, Arianna, Ethan Sage, Perrin, Ethan Claflin, and friend Barbara.
A special thank you to Howard Community Services and VNA Day
program for their support.
A graveside service will be held in the North Ferrisburgh
Cemetery on Saturday, September 15th at 1:30pm. Followed by a reception at the North
Ferrisburgh Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the William L.
Claflin Memorial Scholarship Fund by contacting Bill VanDeWeert at Vergennes
Union High School