Barbara Louise (nee Cooley) Sterling, age 73, passed away peacefully on
Saturday, December 26, 2020 after a lengthy illness and recent battle with

She was born Feb 7, 1947 in Lorain to Robert Cooley and Joanne (nee Rawson)
Barbara worked hard at Lithonia Downlighting, Vermilion, for many years
supporting her children. She loved working on her home and yard. She raised
her children with love and devotion in Amherst.

Barbara is survived by her longtime companion Joseph Turton, her sister
MaryAnn Bunting, her daughters; Christy Kapucinski, Denise Sterling,
Jennifer (Scott) Koba-Nelson, Brooke Sterling, Heather (Demetrius) Roberts,
grandchildren; Ashley Hunter, Lauren Naples, Taylor Bohland, Joshua Bohland,
Mackenzie Bennett, Meagan Muniga, Hannah Muniga, Josh Muniga, Ben Muniga,
Sam Muniga, Cullen Draga, Madison Pihlblad, Bailee Pihlblad, Ella Baker,
Charlie Baker, and great grandchildren Todj and Mason Myers, Raelyn and
Acelyn Bohland, Blake Woods, Hudson Martinez, and Theodore Draga.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law
Kristine and William Ward, her son Anthony Matos, and her grandson Ryan

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. time
of service at the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, 3900 Broadway Avenue,