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Ruth L Barkby
(05-23-1950 - 05-21-2010)

Ruth L. Barkby, 59 of Elgin passed away Friday, May 21, 2010 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born May 23, 1950 in Watertown, New York the daughter of Charles and H. Beatrice Nichol Lyon. She had been a resident of Elgin since 1978. She was employed as Office Manager at First Presbyterian Church, Elgin. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Elgin where she was an elder, a deacon and a member of the choir. She loved to read, knit, crochet, travel on cruise ships and visits to Door County. Surviving are her husband, Ronald W. Barkby whom she married June 17, 1972; two daughters, Catherine (Jason) LeBlanc of Hampshire and Cheryl (Todd) Hover of Oak Park, four grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Allison and Andrew two sisters, Gwen Sellie of Schenectady, New York and Nancy (Roland) LaBarge of Turnersville, New Jersey and one brother, David (Mils) Lyon of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 26 at First Presbyterian Church, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Wednesday at Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or First Presbyterian Church.

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