Kenneth E. Barber, formerly of Kennett Square

Kenneth E. Barber

Kenneth E. Barber

Kenneth E. Barber, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 27, at his home with his wife Janice by his side and surrounded by his loving family.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Ruth and Roland Barber.

He assumed ownership of Barber’s Florist of Kennett Square when his father retired. Ken continued to grow the business and create beautiful floral designs for more than 40 years until retiring in 2004. Ken and Roland’s legacy is carried on today by their family.

Kenny graduated from Kennett High School in 1954 upon which he entered the United States Army. After serving three years he was honorably discharged.  He was a member of Hamorton Methodist Church, Kennett Fire Co. #1, and the Masonic Lodge of Kennett Square.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Janice, children, Michael Barber and wife Dawn of Mt. City, Tenn., Cindy & husband Tom of Wilmington, and Brian Barber of Kennett Square; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Barber and Ralph Barber: and two sisters, Grace Groves & Fern Mackey.

Ken enjoyed visiting the flower shop, gardening, morning coffee with his buddies, driving neighbors and friends to appointments and the airport, and simply spending time with his family and friends. Ken was known for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and most of all his kindness and generosity. He touched so many and is loved by so many more.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday Oct. 3, at Kuzo Grieco Funeral Home, Inc., (610-444-4116), 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. His funeral service will follow at noon

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