Barbara B. Tinnon

Published 5:53 pm Monday, July 30, 2012

Barbara B. Tinnon of Laurel Woods in Columbus died July 27, 2012, four days shy of her 85th birthday. Born In Ogdensburg, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Edwin F. and Claire Michell Burns.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Edwin (Ted); a daughter, Shelly Stama, and husband, Frank; a son, Scott, and wife, Katie, and four grandchildren.
They previously lived in Larchmont, Port Chester and Chappaqua, N.Y., where Bobbie was actively involved with the Junior League, principally working with children’s theater. She also helped found the Northern Westchester Hearing Center. On relocating to Princeton, N.J., she continued her involvement as president of Princeton Newcomers and as Junior League Sustainer Chairman for New Jersey.
When Ted retired in 1983, they moved to Tryon, building a home in Many Levels. She was a member of the Tryon Congregational Church and Tryon Garden Club, serving as chairman of Pearson’s Falls and then president of the club. She was also on the board of the Children’s Theater Festival (Super Saturday), sang with the Rotary Chorus, and was named to the Second Wind Hall of Fame.
A memorial service will be held in the Congregational Church in Tryon on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tryon Garden Club, P.O. Box 245, Tryon, N.C. 28782, or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722 or the Congregational Church, P.O. Box 1367, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or a memorial of your choice.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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