Person:Ruth Barnes (3)

Ruth Barnes
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Name[1] Ruth Barnes
Gender Female
Birth[2] 14 Mar 1915 Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas
Marriage 12 Dec 1981 Santa Paula, Ventura County, Californiato Kenneth Francis Rayzor
Death[3] 30 Jul 2004 Camarillo, Ventura County, California
Burial[4] 5 Aug 2004 Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo, Ventura County, California

The August 3, 2004 edition of the Ventura County Star Ruth Barnes Rayzor

Ruth Barnes Rayzor was born in Pratt, Kan., on March 14, 1915, and passed away July 30, 2004, in Camarillo.

With her daughter, Linda Fincham, she moved to Los Angeles in 1943. She moved to Simi Valley in 1944, when she married Robert 'Bob' Barnes, a rancher. Ruth worked as a postal clerk in the Simi Valley post office with postmasters Charles Havens and Norman Havens. She was active in the Simi Valley Women's Club and was an avid bridge player. After the Barnes' retirement, they moved to Ventura, where she volunteered in the gift shop of Community Memorial Hospital while returning to Simi Valley every Thursday for her beloved bridge games. Her family and friends knew her as a marvelous cook, accomplished seamstress and gardener. She was thought of as a quiet lady, always smiling and very kind. As a young woman, she was a beautician and continued to do hair for her lady friends in Simi Valley. She enjoyed playing gin rummy with any willing soul and joined bridge games on cruise ships and wherever she traveled.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elsie Cole; husband Robert Barnes of Simi Valley; brothers, Ross Cole of Missoula, Mont., Dale Cole of Olathe, Kan.; sisters, Dorothy Sharp Long of Larned, Kan., Sue Freeman of Torrance, Calif.; and husband Kenneth Rayzor of Santa Paula. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda Pile Hollinger; son-in-law, Richard Hollinger of Camarillo; grandson and wife Greg and Katie Pile and their daughter, Susan Lin, all of Upland; granddaughter and husband Susan Pile McCall and Kerre and their sons, Brian and Chris, all of Arroyo Grande; granddaughter and husband Juliann Pile Somers and Jim and their sons, Nathan, Scott and Stephan, all of Glendale; granddaughter and husband Christine Pile Riddle and Erik and their children, Austin and Hailee, all of Tehachapi; and granddaughter and husband Kim Hollinger Mancini and Toby of Visalia.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at Pierce Bros. Griffin Memorial Chapel in Camarillo. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, Camarillo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Camarillo Health Care District. Assisting the family with funeral arrangements is Pierce Bros. Griffin Mortuary, 1075 E. Daily Drive, Camarillo phone 1-805-482-2711.

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