Funeral Service

Time: 11.30am

Date: Friday 2nd September 2022

Service Details:
Barbara's Funeral Service will be held at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church Rishton followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Barbara Jean Clarke

Peacefully at Springhill Care Home on 22nd August 2022, Barbara aged 85 years of Rishton. The devoted wife of the late Peter, adored and loving mum of Joanne and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of John and Jane, cherished grandma of Rebecca, Charlotte, Imogen and Harry and a dear sister to Victor.

Barbara was a devoted family lady who always looked forward to spending time with those closest to her, she was a loyal and loved friend to many and a life long active member of Rishton Parish Church and choir member. Barbara was gifted with a beautiful singing voice and loved nothing more than stepping on to the stage to entertain. Her working life began at a printers in Rishton before moving to the Post Office and later British Telecom working as a Telephonist, Barbara made many good friends through her work and later along with her husband Peter joined the Telephonist exchange group, this saw Barbara host guests from France and Germany and they also enjoyed many trips in exchange. Family holidays were always enjoyed with camping trips when her children were younger and then in later years Barbara enjoyed many wonderful trips abroad including many amazing cruise holidays.

Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in her memory on behalf of Rishton Parish Church.. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make A Donation Button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Barbara’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Janet Gilmour

Sending love and sympathy to all the family. Barbara was a lovely person both in and out. I have many happy memories of the twinning holidays we spent together.RI P. Barbara.

Gordon and Elaine Schofield and Family

With our deepest sadness and condolences. Thankyou for many years of friendship.

Janice-& Frank Shanley

Sending much love at this sad time but remember..those we love, don’t go away they walk beside us everyday xxssage for the family of Barbara Jean Clarke:

Noreen Carey

I am so sorry to read this. I only lived in Rishton for eight years,, moving back to Somerset in 2019. I remember Barbara introducing herself to me when I first came to St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church. She made me feel welcome. She was a lovely lady and she has been one of the people from Rishton that I remember with affection. Please accept my condolences. I will remember you in my prayers.

Gordon and Elaine Schofield and Family

With our deepest sadness and condolences. Thank you for many years of friendship.


Sad news….a gentle lady, now peacefully at rest x

Christine Hammerton

Barbara was a wonderful caring person and dear friend my heartfelt oughts and prayers are with you all now and in the future. I am sure she would have wanted you all to smile and celebrate her wonderful life. She is now at peace and with your dad. God be with you all.