Barbara Lissfelt

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Barbara Louise (Mills) Lissfelt, 93, of Jamestown, New York, passed away on February 16, 2023 in Westfield, New York. Barbara was born at Niagara Falls, New York to Stanley Frederick Mills and Grace Harraden Sargent on October 9, 1929. She graduated from West High School in Rochester. On April 8, 1950, Barbara married Erik Lissfelt, whom she had met as a child, in Rochester. After raising her family, Barbara achieved a personal goal of attending a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Fredonia. She held several jobs that included working for the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua County. She was proudest of a Directory of Chautauqua County Artists she was hired to research and compile. Barbara’s greatest passion was water color painting and giving art lessons. Barbara received many awards for her artwork. She was a long-time member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists, Zonta Club, American University of Women, PTA, and St. Luke’s Church. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Erik Lissfelt, a son Erik S. Lissfelt (Debbie), as well as siblings John F. Mills, Grace E. (Mills) Spencer, and Mary (Mills) Gardner. Barbara is survived by daughters Judy Botts (James), Diane Lissfelt (Gloria Louder, partner) sons John Lissfelt (Mary) and Christopher Lissfelt, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements entrusted to Riccardi's Hubert Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 24, 2023 11Am at St. Luke's Church Jamestown, NY. Reverend Luke Fodor, Rector of St. Luke’s Church, Jamestown, will officiate. Inurnment will be at St. Luke’s Church columbarium in Jamestown, New York. The family of Barbara wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Absolut Care of Westfield for their devoted and compassionate care. In lieu of of flowers donations may be made to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History 311 Curtis Exd Jamestown, NY 14701. To send a condolence please visit
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