Ruth B. Barker

September 10, 1922 - August 29, 2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 95 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

RUTH B. BARKER, age 95, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, (12 days before her 96th birthday), at Ware Presbyterian in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of Harley C. Barker, who passed away in 2010, and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Rosedale, PA, 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, PA and Larry E. Barker and his wife Elizabeth of Kennett Square, PA; three step grandchildren, James, Brian and Kevin Fiumara; and one sister, Betty Harkins of Kennett Square, PA.

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, PA.

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  1. My condolences to the family of Ruth. I always used to enjoy seeing she and Harley when they were visiting Margaret Buffington and then when they were out and about after Margaret passed. May she rest in peace.

    Margaret A Pennington | September 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM
  2. Our sympathy to Larry, Kenny & family. Ruth was always kind & a very strong person.

    Pat & Bill Reiter | September 3, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  3. Ken & Larry & families,

    My sympathies to you all at this difficult time.
    Fond memories of your whole family growing
    up in good old Kennett Square.

    Joe Donohoe

    Joe Donohoe | September 2, 2018 at 4:47 PM
  4. Ruth, you will be greatly missed. I have always enjoyed my time with you,
    when I visited my sister and Larry. Rest in peace!💗
    Love Debbie Brisset

    Debbie Brisset | September 2, 2018 at 4:29 PM

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