McFarland Funeral Chapel
Barbara B. Tinnon
(July 31, 1927 - July 27, 2012)
COLUMBUS, NC -- Barbara B. Tinnon of Laurel Woods, Columbus, NC died July 27, 2012, 4 days shy of her 85th birthday. Born In Ogdensburg, New York, she was the daughter of the late Edwin F. and Claire Michell Burns.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years Edwin (Ted), daughter Shelly Stama and husband Frank, son Scott and wife Katie, and four grandchildren. They previously lived in Larchmont, Port Chester and Chappaqua, New York where Bobbie was actively involved with the Junior League, principally working with children’s theater. She also helped find the Northern Westchester Hearing Center. On relocating to Princeton, New Jersey, she continued her involvement as president of Princeton Newcomers and as Junior League Sustainer Chairman for New Jersey.
When Ted retired in 1983, they moved to Tryon, building a home in Many Levels. She was a member of the Tryon Congregational Church, Tryon Garden Club, serving as Chairman of Pearson’s Falls and then president of the club. She was also on the board of the Children’s Theater Festival (Super Saturday), sang with the Rotary Chorus, and was named to the Second Wind Hall of Fame.
A memorial service will be held in the Congregational Church in Tryon on Saturday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tryon Garden Club, P. O. Box 245, Tryon, NC 28782, or Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722, or the Congregational Church, P. O. Box 1367, Tryon, NC 28782 or a memorial of your choice.