|Ruth H. Barber|
|Date Of Birth:||April 28, 1906|
|Date Of Death:||June 3, 2012|
|Service Date:||Services will be held Tuesday, June 5th, at Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington at 7 P.M. with the Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until time of the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Illinois with Graveside Services at 3 P.M. Wednesday, June 6th.|
Ruth H. Barber
Normal- Ruth H. Barber, 106, passed
away Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 A.M. at Heartland Health Care
surrounded by family and staff. She resided at 103 West Vernon
prior to her stay at Heartland Health Care, (Manor Care) in
Services will be held Tuesday, June
5th, at Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington at 7
P.M. with the Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard officiating. Visitation
will be from 4:00 P.M. until time of the service on Tuesday. Burial
will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Illinois with Graveside
Services at 3 P.M. Wednesday, June 6th.
She was born, April 28, 1906, the
daughter of Charles and Emma Clere Hayes, in Carthage, IL. She
married G. Bradford Barber, August 31, 1932. He preceded her in
death, October 28, 1993.
Besides her parents and husband,
she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She is
survived by four nieces: Gloria ( Richard) Hayes Rayburn, Dewey,
IL, Eleanor Rucker Cutler, Carthage, Il, Rosemary( Bob) Hayes Knox,
Prospect, KY, and Joyce Hayes Pomrenke, Bloomington, IL.and many
great nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Barber had been a prior member
of First Presbyterian Church in Normal.
She graduated from Carthage High
School in 1924, and attended Carthage College. She also attended
Muscatine Iowa Junior College where she took secretarial courses.
Mrs. Barber was on the editorial staff of the Hancock County
Journal in Carthage prior to her marriage. She was secretary to the
Chief Clerk of the War Price and Rationing Board during World War
II. She also worked as a secretary in the Bureau of Educational
Research in the Office of the Journal of Higher Education at Ohio
State University in Columbus, Ohio, while her husband was getting
his doctorate in speech at the university.
Mrs. Barber joined the staff of the
Normal Public Library in 1958 . She had the distinction of working
under each of the head librarians for the following 25 years. She
was a member of the Faculty Women's Club of Illinois State
University, and a member of the Illinois State Universities
Annuitants Association. She was a volunteer at Manor Care Health
Center in Normal for ten years, and was very proud when made the
volunteer of the year.
Memorials may be made to the State
Universities Annuitants Association Foundation, 217 E. Monroe,
Suite 100, Springfield, IL 62701.
The family is deeply grateful to
the loving care given to her by the staff at Heartland Health Care;
they were truly her second family.
Online condolences may be sent to
the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.