1/10/2018 – Barbara J. Hoops-Landon, Brownville

1/10/2018 – Barbara J. Hoops-Landon, Brownville

Mrs. Barbara J. Hoops-Landon, 89, died Tuesday, January 8th, at Samaritan Summit Village, where she resided since September of 2013. There will be a service in the Spring at a time and place to be announced.

Barbara was born February 21st, 1929, in Watertown, the daughter of Vernet and Harriet (Hattie) Robinson Schnauber. She graduated from Clayton Central School.

A former marriage to Bruce Shaw ended in divorce. She then married Norman Landon in 1958. He died in 1965. Later on she married John (Bart) Hoops, who predeceased her.

Being married to her husband Norman Landon, they owned and operated the Gunns Corners Restaurant, until they sold it and opened a liquor store in Brownville.

Barb bought Treasure Island on the St. Lawrence River, and later on with her husband, Bart they built a cottage and developed the island and loved spending a lot of time there entertaining friends. They wintered in the Houston area. While in Houston, they belonged to three different bands, the Bayou Banjo Band, a Czeck Band, and the Houston Brass Band. They were also well known in the Jefferson County Area, where they played at numerous nursing homes with their own band (Sugar & Spice).

Barb published three cookbooks, she also wrote a column in the Thousand Islands Sun and Town & Country papers called; “Bit of News by Barb.”

Over the years she was very active in the Omar and Perch River Grange. She was a member of the Bethany Methodist Church in Watertown, also the North Jefferson Community Band, the Black River Fiddlers Association, and was very active in the 4-H Organization.

Surviving are three daughters, Diane (Mark) Baltz of Omar, Shirley (Gary) Thiessen of Texas, and Patricia (Marshal) Linder of Pennslyvania; two sons, David (Martha) Landon of Warners, N.Y., and Leslie (Laura) Landon of Texas; one step-daughter, Susan (John) Rossi of Florida; twenty grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. MaryLou (Jack) Charles of Ithaca; nieces and nephews.

One grandson, James Huddleston, one sister, Helen Klouzal,  two brothers, Robert and Medford, and one step-son James Hoops, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Depauville Methodist Church or Hospice of Jefferson County.



  1. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Diane, Suzy and Families,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you~ Jayme and Bruce

  2. Susie O. Posted

    To all of you…..I am so sorry for your loss….she was a great lady. She, her spoons and corny jokes will be missed but remembered always.

  3. Dalys Wells Montanye Posted

    Diane,Suzy and family,
    I’m very sorry to hear the loss of your mother and stepmother.
    Stay strong
    God Bless you all at this time
    Dalys Wells Montanye

  4. Linda and Bruce Shaw Posted

    Diane, Shirley, David and families,
    We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May your memories sustain you through this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Linda and Bruce

  5. Sally Soule Posted

    Patti, Les, Diane , Shirley and David…your Mom was one of a kind. My condolences to you all. Fondly, Sally Haycock Soule

  6. Donna Taylor Posted

    So sorry to hear about the loss of such a great woman. Diane and Mark and all that Loved her I send prayers and am thinking of you at this difficult time.

  7. Bonnie Shafer Posted

    Sending prayers. Sorry to hear about your loss Diane

  8. Sheryl Haller Posted

    My deepest condolences to Barb’s family. I knew her through 4H and going to the DePauville Methodist Church with my Grandma. She was a very well known and talented lady. I know she will be missed.

  9. G Huckeba Posted

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the ‘God of all comfort’ be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on Earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this brings you comfort and peace. With deepest sympathies, Gra and family.

  10. Rod & Nancy Segovis Posted

    Barb was a special person with a big heart and a lot of laughter. We are so sorry for your loss.

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