Doris Rose Barkley

A funeral service for Doris Rose Barkley, age 98, will be held Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 4 p.m. with Deacon Jim Ellis officiating at Frary-Stuart Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral from 2 to 4 p.m.

Doris passed away Thursday, March 11 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary-Stuart Funeral Home, Tupper Lake.

Doris is survived by her three daughters: Marilyn Benware of Tupper Lake, Susan Burner and her husband Joseph of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Linda Kasper-Varden and her husband Norman of Tupper Lake; her five grandchildren: Michele Cupp and Andrew, Michael Kasper and wife Keesha, Jenifer Kasper-Mullilin, Derek Kasper and partner Tom Donroe, and William Kasper; her great-grandchildren: A.J. Cupp, Samantha and Steve Stopka, Jacob Cupp, Connor Cupp, Hunter Cupp, Keira Rose Methot, Kiya Mullikin, Resse Kasper and Dillan Kasper; many foster grandchildren; and she leaves a number of loved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Murlin Barkley and her daughter Donna Barkley.

Mrs. Barkley was born on Feb. 18, 1923, in Utica to the late Harry Spencer Clark and Florence White. Doris graduated from Whitesboro High in 1940 and later attended Utica School of Commerce. She worked as a nursing assistant at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica. She was a proud member of the East Star Chapter in Tupper Lake. She married Murlin Barkley on Feb. 27, 1943, in Troy. She enjoyed working with children.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.