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Obituaries · November 30, 2012



Ruth C. Barkhurst, 96, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Ruth was born March 30, 1916, near West Liberty, the daughter of Ray and Mary Barnes Rockafellow. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1933. On June 5, 1935, she was united in marriage to Harold Barkhurst in West Liberty; he died on Jan. 30, 1991.

She had been employed with Procter & Gamble in Iowa City for more than 20 years, retiring in 1977. She enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

She was a member of West Liberty United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters: Carol (Fred) Miller and Wanda (Wayne) Jarrard, both of Atalissa; son Kenneth (Diane) Barkhurst of Huntley, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five (one expected) great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, brother and sister-in-law Lowell and Irene Rockafellow, and brother and sister-in-law Lester and Nadine Rockafellow.

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