LEICESTER: Barbara Ann (Farless) Ledbetter was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world for her heavenly home suddenly on January 16, 2022.
She was born to Virgil and Helen (Snook) Farless on November 22, 1945. After graduating from Everett High School and Burdett College, she worked at the Massachusetts State House. She met her husband John Thomas Ledbetter Sr. while working at Advest, a stock brokerage company. Together, they had two children: John Jr. (Jay) and Brian.
Barbara was a very talented musician, artist, cook, entertainer, volunteer, and mentor. She was an expert pianist and accordionist who loved playing and singing for her church for many years. She was a member of the Everett Art Association where she was the recipient of many awards for her oil and watercolor paintings. She loved to cook and entertain for her friends and volunteered for many events in her church. Barbara mentored young women in her role as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader. She worked many years as a church secretary and finished her career at Everett High School as a Library Assistant. After retirement, Barbara moved to Leicester, MA where she participated in the exercise programs at the Senior Center where she made many friends. Above all, her greatest achievement was being a “Nahnee” to her five grandchildren: Jenna, Molly, Drew, Jack, and Jeremy Ledbetter. Barbara was extremely proud and had an overwhelming love for her family.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband John Thomas Ledbetter Sr.; son John Jr. (Jay), his wife Melissa and their three children Molly, Jack and Jeremy; son Brian, his wife Jennifer and their two children Jenna and Drew; sister and brother-in-law Janet and Bill Meady; and her two nephews Billy and Matthew.
All who knew Barbara will never forget her quick wit, grace, charm, generosity, faith, and undying love and care for others.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 21 at 10:00 AM in the Living Word Church, 30 Tyler Prentice Rd., Worcester. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Jan 20 from 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00PM in the church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Global Ministries through Living Word Church on her behalf. MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main Street, Leicester is directing funeral arrangements.