Barbara Kendall 4894
- Born: 29 April 1917, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 4894,4912
- Marriage: David Sharp Leith 23 January 1943 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 4911
- Died: 12 August 2001, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts at age 84 4913
- Buried: 16 August 2001, Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts at Pine Grove Cemetery 4914
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA)
August 14, 2001
Barbara Leith, 84
WORCESTER -- Barbara (Kendall) Leith, 84, formerly of 53 Kenwood Ave., a longtime city educator and school counselor, died Sunday, Aug. 12, in St. Francis Home.
Her husband, David S. Leith, died in 1988. She leaves two sons, Donald W. Leith of West Boylston and Duncan G. Leith of Holden; two daughters, Deborah L. Nance of Beverly and Gretchen L. Prunier of Worcester; a sister, Lorna K. Snow of Worcester; nine grandchildren. A brother, Maynard W. Kendall, predeceased her. She was born in Worcester, daughter of H. Clayton and Marion (Wheelock) Kendall, and graduated from North High School in 1935 and Wheaton College in 1939. She recieved her master's degree in education from Clark Univeristy in 1960.
She started her career as an elementary school teacher at Abbott Street School from 1960 to 1969. For a year after that, she was an elementary guidance counselor at Gates Lane School. From 1970 to 1972, she was a school adjustment counselor for the Worcester Public Schools. She was then director of the Child Study Department for the Worcester Public Schools, retiring in 1981. After retiring, she was president of L & J of New England.
She was on the board of directors of Girls Inc., Y.O.U. Inc., Children's Friend Society, Youth Resources Board, the Worcester County Institute for Savings, Anker House, and the Child Guidance Association.
She was past president of the Brittan Square Community Club and the Worcester County Wheaton Club. She was chairman of the Wheaton Club's regional scholarship fund. She was a member of the Adams Square School Parents Club, active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was a member of the Worcester Women's Club, the Worcester Women's Republican Club, and the YWCA Finance Committee. She was district chairman of fund raising for the American Red Cross. She was a committee member of the coalition of Mental Health Partners, and a member of United Congregational Church.
She was a member of the American School Counselors Association, the American Personnel and Guidance Association, the Education Association of Worcester, the Massachusetts School Adjustment Counselors Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the National Education Association.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Road. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Boylston. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Caswell-King Funeral Home, 474 Grove St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.
• She appeared on the census in 1920 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She lived in the household of her parents.
• She appeared on the census in 1930 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. She lived in the household of her parents.
• She was educated at North High School in 1935.
• She was educated at Wheaton College in 1939.
• She was educated at Clark University and received a Master's degree in education in 1960.
• She worked as an insurance agent, city educator and school counselor.
• Her Social Security Number was 024-36-8166.
• She was buried at Pine Grove Cemetery in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Barbara married David Sharp Leith, son of Alexander M. Leith and Mary C. Garland, 23 January 1943 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.4911 (David Sharp Leith was born 10 February 1914 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts,4911,4915 died 2 January 1988 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts 4914,4915,4916 and was buried after 2 January 1988 in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts at Pine Grove Cemetery 4917.)