Barbara Papke

Obituary of Barbara Rose Papke

Portville – Barbara Rose Papke "Loving Mother & Grandmother" Barbara Rose Papke, of 9104 Coon Hollow Rd., passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center, following an illness. Barb was born on January 19, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI and was the daughter of Wilbur and Eva Ellenberger Heim. Barb worked for Fantasy Pools for a period of time before becoming co owner of Swimco Pools in Lockport, for over 20 years. She moved to Portville in 2001. Barb enjoyed crocheting blankets and was even a former member of the "Happy Hookers" Club. She also enjoyed old movies, playing cards, and her pet dog "Katie." Barb is survived by; 3 children, Kelly A. (Randall) Kuntz of Portville and Russ A. (Debbie) Smith of Kentucky and Tina L. Burson of South Carolina; 7 grandchildren, Nikole (Bryan) Shafer, Heather (Josiah) Blueye, Joshua (Caitlin) Dean, Tiffany (William) Holland & Shannon Dean, Tyler Smith, & Kevin Smith; several great grandchildren; and her best friends, Kathy Kozakowski of Lockport and Elisea Lewis of St. Genevieve, MO. At Barb's request, there will be no public visitation or service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Western New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 331 Alberta Drive, Suite 106, Buffalo, New York 14226 or to
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