Ruby L. Barrett, 94, died Sunday (Dec. 28, 2008) at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, with Chaplain Beverly Baumgartner of the Villa officiating.


Ruby L. Barrett, 94, died Sunday (Dec. 28, 2008) at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.

She was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Nickerson to Donald and Lois (Kreie) Hook. They preceded her in death.

On June 20, 1934, she married Owen E. Barrett. He preceded her in death in January 1996.

Prior to her move to the Villa in 2005, Ruby was a Newton resident since 1948.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, and she especially enjoyed tending her flower beds. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her loving family and many friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Frances Ferguson of Loveland, Colo., Roberta Harms of Whitewater, and Eunice Logan; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by five sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston, with Chaplain Beverly Baumgartner of the Villa officiating.

Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery in Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Schowalter Villa in care of the funeral home.