Barbara Cummings

Born: Mon., Jan. 29, 1940
Died: Mon., Mar. 2, 2020

Private Services


Location: Lamphier Cemetery

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Barbara Cummings, 80, passed away on Monday (March 2, 2020) at the Sweden Valley Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness.


Born Jan. 29, 1940, in Westons Mills, N.Y., she was a daughter of Medford and Doris Van Buren Wood. On Feb. 25, 1978, in the Portville United Methodist Church, she married Elwood R. Cummings, who passed away on Aug. 30, 2006.


Mrs. Cummings attended Portville Schools and had been employed by Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Eldred; However, she was best known for Specialty Cake Decorating service. 


Barbara was very artistic and enjoyed cake decorating and painting, especially ceramics, as well as going to and having yard sales.


Surviving are two sons, Todd (Bonita) Taylor of Bolivar and Rick Taylor of Ceres, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jesse, Michael, Mary Beth, Nathen, Brianna, Joshua, Ashley, Krystal and Danyiel; a brother, Ron (Beverly) Wood of Anchorage, Alaska; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Wood of Shinglehouse.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Dan Taylor in 2017; and a brother, Gary Wood.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred

Arrangements under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred. Online condolences may be made at


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