Friday, December 30, 2011

Ruth H. Barber

Scio, NY - Ruth H. Barber, 81, of 3536 Riverside Drive died Friday, December 30, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born April 21, 1930 in Rochester the daughter of Frederick Edward and Constance (Henry) Peeler. On September 8, 1950 in Conesus she married Hugh F. Barber who predeceased her on March 31, 1997.

She is survived by eight daughters, Vicki (Dennis) Rumfelt of Scio, Carol (Gene) Abbey of Scio, Sally (Martin) Parkhurst of Scio, Cindy Mulvaney of Rochester, Stacy (Delmas) Tenney of Andover, Kelly (Greg) Bole of Hubert, NC, Laura Bratcher of Dansville and Susan Gardner of Victor, one son, Alan (Leslie) Barber of Andover, 27 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, three brothers, Roger Kornbau, Joseph Kornbau and Peter Kern, one sister, Linda Sargent of Rochester as well several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Betty McPherren and a brother, LaVerne Peeler.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Andover First Baptist Church with Pastor Frank Troutman presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio. Memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior or the Jones Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Tom & Debbie SalzwedelJanuary 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. We were really hoping to come with Mom for the services but the weather is not cooperating. Please know you are in our thought and prayers. Sending our love, Tom & Debbie

  2. We were very sad to hear about Aunt Ruth's passing. 59 grand and great grandchildren is such an amazing testament to the love she had for her family. Steve and Anita Martucio

  3. Miss you Aunt Ruth. You were always there for me, especially after mom passed away. You were the best love you so much Tim, Pat and Kathleen wished the could have come.

    Michael McPherren

  4. Sorry to hear about Ruth's passing She was such a nice lady Cousin Madeline Peri and I were talking of making the trip down for calling hours, but the weather not sounding to good. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Jim & Marsha Welch

  5. So sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. Your family will be in my thought's and prayers.

  6. Tom & I wish we could have been there today. Sending our love and prayers. Aunt Ruthie was so special to me...She always had stories about my Dad and she really brought him to life to me as a child and young adult in ways he never shared,(good and bad). I share your loss, she was a gem! Love to you all, Debbie