Barbara Jean Fletcher Remington
Barbara Jean Fletcher Remington, passed away Aug. 8, 2020, at The Woodland, Farmville Va., where she had resided for several years.
Barbara was born Feb. 9, 1937, to T. Milton and Katharine Fletcher, Ivy Street, Jamestown, N.Y. Barbara was the eldest of the three daughters blessed to Milt and Kitty. She was preceded in death by her parents, T. Milton and Katharine; a sister, Patricia Fletcher Johnson Jagoda; and brother-in-law, Gary Fiscus.
Surviving are two daughters: Lauri Sekerak (Edward) of Columbus, Pa., and Brenda Mesich (Robert) of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren: Kather-ine (Katie) Markle (Adam), Julia Mesich (fiance, Anthony Davis), Edward F Sekerak, Columbus, Pa.; and sister, Eileen Fletcher Fiscus, Prospect, Va. She left many nieces and nephews: Rhonda McClurg, Madison Wis., Cheryl Jagoda, Crestview Hills, Ky., Kevin Fiscus, Greensboro, N.C., David and Mark Fiscus, Prospect, Va., and Emily Fiscus Maze, Midlothian, Va.; and many great-nieces and nephews. In addition, she is survived by her cousins: Lee (Sandy) Fletcher and Clair (Shirley) Fletcher; sister-in-law, Coralyn Remington Boehler; and brother-in-law, Roy Remington (Barbara).
Barbara Jean graduated from Jamestown High School in June 1955, and graduated from Millard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing, Buffalo, N.Y., in 1958, when nurses wore white from head to toe and starched hats. Barbara, her former husband, Francis Remington and family moved from Jamestown to Pittsburgh then to Greensburg, Pa., to Westerly, R.I. (where she fell in love with sailing), to Springfield, Mass., to Warren, Pa., to Sun City Center, Fla., and then to Farmville, Va. (to be near her sister).
During her life, she always loved nursing and worked in doctors’ offices, hospitals, as an industrial nurse, at the State Hospital in Warren, and then at the Barley Home in Warren. She always had a passion about helping others. While in Warren, she and former husband, Fran Remington owned and operated the Barley Home, a personal care home, using her nursing and business skills. Barb enjoyed redecorating the home and taking care of the residents. She also volunteered for the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary, playing bridge at the Women’s Club, playing golf and being involved in the Community. August of 1988, she and her daughter, Lauri were Conewango CVCC Member guest champions.
Barbara always packed the best picnics for Brenda’s horse shows. She was a former member of The First United Methodist Church of Warren. Barbara loved to travel, with one of her most memorable trips being to Scotland as a representative of the Warren Rotary Group. She made fast friends overseas. Best of all were the High Teas. She was a breast cancer survivor, overcoming the disease with class and dignity, helping others by volunteering. During the last few years, with her health in decline, and the affects of dementia, she resided at The Woodland, a retirement community in Farmville, Va. She was affectionally known as Miss Barbara. The dedicated staff was there at the end with her allowing Eileen, Brenda, and Lauri to say the final goodbyes, via Facetime. Shortly after the last call, she passed away. Her sister, Eileen (and brother-in-law, Gary) took wonderful care of her, doing whatever was needed.
During the Covid, no one was allowed to visit, so Eileen and some of her family would stand outside her window and talk with her on the phone.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.