Barbara E. Devendorf, passionate about playing bridge

Barbara E. Devendorf passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the age of 85.

She was born Jan. 22, 1928 in East Syracuse, N.Y., to the late Martin and Lucy Lawler.

She was employed for many years as an office manager in the medical field in New York, but had made her home here in The Plantation since 1992.

Barbara enjoyed golfing, but her true passion was playing bridge.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Paul Devendorf, of Leesburg; one son, Douglas (Jean) Devendorf of Fulton, N.Y.; two daughters-in-law, Sandra and Vicki Devendorf; five grandchildren, Wayne, Neil and Ian Devendorf and Jimmy and Justin Keller; and one great-granddaughter, Katie Ann Devendorf.

Barbara is also survived by a brother, Richard (Joy) Lawler of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and four sisters; Jeanne (Herbert) Bills of Port Orange, Fla., Vivian (Glenn) Cooper of Pennellville, N.Y., Mary Lou (Edward) Brown of Phoenix, N.Y., and Jacqueline (Carl) Caltabiano of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law Jean Lawler, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Richard Devendorf, and a brother; Martin Lawler Jr.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held in the Page-Theus Funeral Home in Leesburg, Fla. at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 14. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

Burial will take place at a later date in Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton, N.Y.

Memorials in Barbara’s honor may be directed to the Cornerstone Hospice, Tavares, Fla.

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