WARREN - After a long wait and valiant struggle, Barbara Jean was called Home to rest on September 17th, 2014. Barbara Jean was born July 20, 1935, the daughter of Stanley and Marion (Perrigo) Moore. She attended schools in Easton and Mars Hill, graduating from ACI in 1953.
On December 31, 1955, she married her sweetheart, Robert Leroy Littlehale, and so began a journey that would last for nearly 59 years. They raised six children and Barbara Jean helped her husband in various family endeavors, including an egg farm and their 5 J's Restaurant. She drove a school bus for SAD 40 for 20 years and diligently transported students safely and happily until health issues required her to retire.
Barbara Jean will be remembered for her faith and trust in God and her love of the Truth of God, her sweet and gentle nature, and her unconditional love for her family. Barbara Jean's doctors, nurses, caregivers, family and friends were always uplifted by her constant radiant smile.
Barbara Jean is survived by her husband, Robert, and six children: son, Robert Leroy Littlehale II and Julie Weaver of Union and daughters, Janet Clark and husband, John, of Port Orange, Florida; Joan MacNeill; Jeannie Wood and husband, Scott; Julie Tracy and husband, David, all of Warren; Jacquelyn Jackson, and Robert "Chris" Achorn of Friendship. Her surviving grandchildren include Jared Littlehale and wife Katie; Christy Preston and fiancé, Tom Farrington; Laurie Preston Stiles and husband, Tim; Taylor MacNeill and Ashley Lowe; Michael Wood and wife, Monica; Ryan Wood; Laura Tracy Ruffner and husband, Kyle; Kevin Tracy and Jackie Garrity; Jennifer Tracy; Devan Robinson; Natasha Jackson; Fontana Jackson; Jacoby McDaniel; Cameron Littlehale and Owen Littlehale and 15 great-grandchildren. Barbara Jean leaves behind five sisters, one brother, several in-laws and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who all were dear to her.
In addition to her mother and father, she was predeceased by her granddaughter, Jaime Lynn Littlehale, and two sisters; her mother- and father-in-law, Jennie Standish and Clayton Littlehale; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Friends are invited to call at Hall's Funeral Home on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 6 to 8 in the evening with funeral services to be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11am at the Second Congregational Church, Main Street, Warren, Maine, with Ralph Miller and Brad Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara Jean's name to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or the National Kidney Foundation.
The staff of Hall's of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine is caring for the family. You are invited to share your condolences with the Littlehale family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.