Barbara E. Beecher

September 1, 1940 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 80)


Barbara Ellen Beecher, 80 of Copake, NY passed away on Wednesday September 30, 2020 at her residence.


She was born on September 1, 1949 in Hudson, NY, a daughter of Myrtle G. (McKay)

Adriance of Florida and the late Irving L. Adriance.


A loving caring and hardworking mother of three, Barbara was married to Michael K. Beecher Jr. in 1959 and who passed away unexpectedly in December of 1964. That left her to raise on her own  twin daughters Tracy Stickles and Theresa Hawver and a son unborn until March of 1965, Michael K. Beecher III. She shared with her children the value of hard work, enjoying life and laughter.


Barbara was raised with her six sisters in a small 3 bedroom home. Throughout the years she worked in various capacities in several local restaurants and inns. After her children were grown Barbara married the late George “Sarge” Ball in 1987.  After this new marriage her name became “Barbara Beecher Ball” for which she was constantly teased. She took it all as good fun and laughed along.


In addition to her mother Myrtle who will be 100 in January she leaves her daughters Tracy Stickles and Theresa Hawver and son and daughter in law, Michael and Michele Beecher III all of Copake, NY. She also leaves six grandchildren and three great grandchildren and her sisters, Gladys, Ruth and Ginny .


Barbara was pre deceased by her two husbands, Michael K. Beecher Jr. and George “Sarge” Ball along with three sisters Katie, Gloria and Norma.


Mom, you will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing a great lady and loving mother. Rest in peace.


Due to the Covid – 19 pandemic their will be no services at this time.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Interment will be in the West Copake Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers kindly consider the Community Rescue Squad, PO Box 327, Copake NY 12516.

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