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Ruth Emily Barber

April 10, 1942 ~ April 12, 2022 (age 80)


Ruth Emily (Jenkins) Barber, passed unexpectedly April 12th, 2022 at home surrounded by family. She was born April 10th, 1942 in Akron Ohio; the daughter of Robert E. and Betty Jane Jenkins (Burkhimer). 

Ruth Graduated nursing school in 1984 and worked as a nurse for 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed gardening, riding horses, reading, 4H, and playing video games. In addition to her parents; Ruth was predeceased by her brother, Robert. Surviving members of the family include her daughter, Tanya (Barber) Miller; granddaughter, Tabitha (Miller) Tierney and her spouse Spencer Tierney; great- granddaughter Aniyah Bacon; her childhood friend, Patty Mae; as well as many more family members and friends. Special “thank you”, to Elara Caring for their compassionate care. 

Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held for family and friends Saturday April 23rd from Noon-4pm at 2044 Lake Rd, Akron OH, 44312. Arrangements by Cox-McNulty Funeral home, 222 Norton Ave, Barberton Oh, 44203. 

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