Ruth B. Barker of Kennett Square

Ruth B. Barker, 95, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, (12 days before her 96th birthday), at Ware Presbyterian in Oxford. She was the wife of Harley C. Barker, who died in 2010, and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late George Buffington and the late Ella Clough Buffington. Ruth graduated from Kennett High School and went on to further her studies at Goldey Beacom College.

Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker, going to Delaware Park, Brandywine Raceway and Williamsburg, Va. She also enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and being with her family and friends.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square.

The family would to thank all of their  mother’s caregivers, for the excellent care that they provided.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth H. Barker and his companion, ImaJean Peterson of Avondale, and Larry E. Barker and his wife Elizabeth of Kennett Square; three step grandchildren, James, Brian and Kevin Fiumara and one sister, Betty Harkins of Kennett Square.

Ruth was predeceased by one sister, Helen Wynn.

Her funeral services and burial will be held privately.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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