Shirley Mapstone

Shirley Barbara Mapstone

Tuesday, September 18th, 1928 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Shirley Barber Mapstone, 91, of Pompey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was born in Syracuse the daughter of the late G. Milton and Alice Reeves. She studied music at Syracuse University and had a life long love of music. Shirley devoted her life to being a farmers wife, a mother and friend to all.

She was the organist and choir director for over 50 years at the Delphi Falls United Church. She also was a current member of the newly formed Salt City Bible Church.

Shirley enjoyed gardening, basket weaving, rug braiding and loved sitting by her woodstove watching the birds at the feeder. She was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Eagan, Vickie (Leslie Morton) Enders, Martha (Tom) Ryan; sons, Stephen (Dorothy) Barber, Jeffrey (Sherry) Barber; step-children, Susan (Rex) Vosburg, Barbara (Joseph) Papini, Richard (Barbara) Mapstone; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Shirley is predeceased by her first husband of 39 years, Miles D. Barber; her second husband of 16 years Arthur Mapstone.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 11-2 p.m. at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd. Manlius. A celebration of life will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Delphi Falls United Church, 2190 Oran Delphi Rd. Manlius, NY 13104.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the local church of your choice or the Samaritan Center, 215 N. State St. Syracuse, NY 13203.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 4:00pm
    Delphi Falls United Church
    2190 Oran Delphi Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
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Juli Frazee

Posted at 10:20am
Dear Ginny,Steve,Vickie,Martha,and Jeff,
Our condolences to all of you. Your mother was beautiful both inside and out. Larry and Vera so loved her. May your memories help you through this time of sadness.
Bob and Juli Frazee

Sabra Hart

Posted at 10:41pm
Shirley was the most precious lady. So blessed to have known her. I will cherish all the wonderful memories I have in my heart. Prayers and condolences to her wonderful family and friends.

Patricia Carr

Posted at 02:52pm
Larry and I read with sadness the passing of Shirley, Mrs. Barber as we will always think of her. A card that I found says it all..."Hardest to lose is someone who really showed us how to live." We did not have a close relationship, but have never forgotten her for her class, her graciousness, and the children and grandchildren that we have been lucky enough to know. I personally have thought of her each time I passed her home and wondered how she was.

Hold one another close as you recount all those wonderful memories as she would want you to do. She was a gift.

Pat and Larry Carr

Pat and Larry Carr

Posted at 02:01pm
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Posted at 01:11pm
Vickie, Martha and families:
My condolences to all of you for the passing of your mom. My sister and I were in the choir for a few years way back in the early '80s and your mom was, of course, our director - and what an awesome director she was! She loved that organ, was phenomenal, and we all loved her.

Lisa (Penoyer) Tennyson

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