Elmers, Barbara, age 84, passed away on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Care One, Wayne, NJ. Born on Staten Island, NY, Barbara raised her family in Pompton Lakes before retiring to Bald Eagle Commons in West Milford. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Elmers. Survived by her loving children Arthur Jr and wife Janet, Dennis and wife Michele, Karen Hinton and Al Gelok, and Douglas who miss her very much.  Barbara is also survived by her sisters Peg and Lynn and very much loved grandchildren, Randy, Rebecca, Adam, Andrew, Danielle, Natalie, and Maria. She is predeceased by her sisters Joan and Sue.   For many years before retiring, Barbara was a teacherís aide working with special needs children at Passaic County Technical School in Wayne. While sometimes trying, it was the joy of her life to help these children grow and learn. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday at Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday at Richards with lunch to follow at Portofinoís Ristorante, 5129 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Passaic County Education Foundation, 45 Reinhardt Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470 for use by the children she loved so much.