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Barbara J. Dier

December 28, 2021

Barbara J. DierBarbara J. Dier, 76. Clayton passed away Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse surrounded by her loving family.

Barb was born in Watertown January 28, 1945, daughter of the late George W. and Lula Hutton Fox. She was a graduate of Clayton Central School in 1962 and received her Associates Degree from Cazenovia College in 1964, graduating Cum Laude and active in its school government.

On March 28, 1964 she married Grant E. "Bud" Dier, Jr. at the Clayton Baptist Church.

She worked as a secretary for Dr. Heady from 1964 - 1968. In 1970 she began her career with Grant E. Dier, Inc., where she was a licensed insurance agent and the corporation secretary.

Barb was an active member of Clayton Baptist Church, currently River Community Church. She was choir director, on the Deacon Board, past Treasurer, a member of the Fellowship and Pastoral Search Committees, and the Grief and Funeral Ministry. She was a member of the American Baptist Women and Ladies Golf League. Barb enjoyed gardening, sewing, and especially her grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Barb is survived by her two daughters, Darlene S. (H. Robert Jr.) VanWie and Marcia L. (Allen R.) Sherman, all of Clayton; five grandchildren, R. J. (Andrea) Sherman, Megan (Ryan)  Kendall, Kelsey (Michael) Schepis II, Jason (Alexandra) VanWie, and Karly J. Sherman; four great-grandchildren; brother Ronald G. (Dawn M.) Fox, Reading, PA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister and her husband, Korleen S. and Patrick J. Marshall, died before her.

Calling hours will be held at River Community Church, Clayton on Saturday, January 8, from 9 AM to noon. The funeral service will be at the church at 2 PM with Pastor Sara Flack presiding. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Barb's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations in her name may be made to River Community Church, 38844 Bartlett Point Rd., Clayton, NY 13624.


#83 Bari Bryant 2022-01-14 23:32
Bud, I was so saddened to learn of Barb’s passing. She was one of the loveliest women I’ve ever met. Her smile was radiant, as well as her personality. I feel lucky to have known her. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
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#82 Kay Turcotte 2022-01-11 16:40
So sad to hear of Barb's passing. She was a remarkable woman, beautiful inside and out. My condolences to her family.
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#81 Charles Stage 2022-01-08 09:25
GOD bless you and the family Bud. She will be missed but remembered, that is all deserving of someone who helped make our community so much brighter.
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#80 Jeff Mitchell 2022-01-08 08:20
Bud, Marcia, Darlene, and families.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Please know that we are thinking of you.
Jeff and Jan Mitchell
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#79 Jim Cutler 2022-01-06 15:37
Bud, Marcia and Darlene and families, Please accept my heartfelt condolences for Barb's passing. Know in this time of sorrow that you are in our hearts and prayers. Hugs to each and every one of you.
Jim and Beth Cutler
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#78 Yvonne Pike 2022-01-06 12:19
Bud, Darlene, Marcia and family. So sorry to hear about Barb. She was a great person and I will always remember all the good times our families had together over the years. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love and prayers the Pike (Dwyer) family.
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#77 HERBERT DEJOURDAN 2022-01-06 09:20
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
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#76 Diane Carr 2022-01-05 16:41
Bud, Marcia and Dier Family: Our Thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Tom and Diane Carr
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#75 Ellen Haehl 2022-01-05 16:25
Bud, Marcia, Sherman, children, grandchildren, Georgeen, Rich, and entire family. So very sorry for the loss of beloved Barb. She was such a beautiful women/person. Since moving from Clayton hadn't seen her years but saw them at a party last year. Was so wonderful to connect after all those years. Loss is so devasting no matter what age, or reason. But memories will never be a loss for those loved. All our love ant thoughts. Bob and Ellen
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#74 Joe Weekes 2022-01-05 07:24
Bud & Marcia & Family
We were so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Please know we are thinking of you.
Joe & Laurie
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