Ruth Virginia Barnett, 92, a lifelong resident of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Shippensburg Health Care Center.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1927, in Pumpkin Center, Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, the daughter of the late Sarah Anna Margaret Sheaffer.

Ruth worked at the former Hoffman Mills, Shippensburg, for 38 years, retiring in 1992. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bingo, but her most favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Syvilla A. Barnett of Shippensburg; her son, Edward L. Sheaffer of Shippensburg; four grandchildren, Aaron S. Barnett and wife, Maria, of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Brian S. Barnett Sr. and wife, Jennifer, of Shippensburg, Jeffrey R. Barnett and wife, Annie, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and Janell R. Fibikar and husband, Scott, of Madison, Wisconsin; two stepgrandsons, Samuel and Nicholas Faith of Wisconsin; eight great-grandchildren, Scott, Cory, Peyton, Ella, Evan, and Clair Barnett, and Hannah and Taylor Fibikar; and one great-great-granddaughter, Riley Barnett.

In addition to her mother, Ruth was preceded in death by one son, Richard Eugene Barnett, who died on April 20, 2007.

Her graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in the Cleversburg Cemetery. There will be no public viewing or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleversburg Cemetery Association.

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