Born July 17, 1928, Barbara Jane was a daughter of the late Floyd Donald and Muriel Belle (Morgan) Thomas. On Apr. 23, 1949, she married Alvin “Lefty” Shanley in St. Aloysius Catholic
Church in Ralston. Lefty and Barb owned and operated Shanley’s General Store in Ogdensburg for several years. She also worked as a home health aide for Bradford County Home Health, for a time, and later worked at Milky Way Farms Restaurant near Troy.
Barbara was a member of Canton’s St. Michael’s Catholic Church and their Alter and Rosary Society, Bradford County Daughters of the American Revolution, Canton’s Garden Club and the Canton Red Hatters. She enjoyed many interests including cooking, entertaining and flower arranging. Barbara and Lefty loved to travel and especially enjoyed their trip to Ireland.