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Ruth Niebling Barry

November 12, 1935 — September 20, 2023

Southington, CT

Ruth Niebling Barry

Ruth Niebling Barry, of Southington, beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Barry for 65 years, passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the early morning on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, with her family by her side at the age of 87.

 Born Ruth Adelaide Niebling on November 12, 1935, in Southington, Connecticut to the late Frederick and Anna Heusel Niebling.  She was a graduate of Lewis High School in Southington and a graduate of Meriden-Wallingford School of Nursing with an RN degree.  Ruth spent most of her nursing career working at the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital.

 All throughout her life, Ruth cherished her family.  She was a strong, devoted, caring and compassionate daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and loyal friend, where she loved to talk to her childhood and nursing school friends and her many neighbors over her lifetime.  Throughout her life, Ruth took pride in cooking and entertaining for Sunday dinners, holiday gatherings and special occasions.

 Ruth enjoyed her summers for 48 years in Guilford, where she enjoyed swimming, beach conversations and her late-night card games with many of her grandchildren who gave her immense joy.

 Ruth was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church, where she was active in the woman's guild.  She appreciated the wonderful relationships with many members of the church.

 She was predeceased by her husband Jack, who died 8 months ago, her parents and her brothers, Frederick Niebling, and Robert Niebling.

 Ruth is survived by her children, Russell, Laura, John, and William.  Her grandchildren, Michael, Patrick, Katharine, Caroline, Martha, Colleen, Shane, and Meredith.  Great Grandchildren, William, Adelyn, Kason, Sawyer, and Charlotte and 3 nephews and 2 nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol Street, Southington, CT 06489.

A private funeral will be held on October 7 at First Lutheran Church and burial next to her parents and husband will occur in South End Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

 

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