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Ruth S. Barry

Ruth S. Barry

November 19, 1932 - January 26, 2018     Age: 85

Ruth Shibla Barry, 85, of Fernandina Beach passed away January 26, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Born in Neptune City, New Jersey she was a daughter of the late Otto and Helen Layton Shibla.

Mrs. Barry had retired from Bell Atlantic, formerly New Jersey Bell, where she was a Dispatch Operator. After retirement she and her husband, George B. Barry relocated to Fernandina Beach. While visiting their son, Richard, Mr. Barry was fishing near his son’s home in Oyster Bay and caught a large mouth bass in pond. Catching the fish changed their plans and they moved to Oyster Bay and became active in the community there.

After Mr. Barry’s passing in 2005 Mrs. Barry continued to make her home in Oyster Bay until health concerns brought about changes in her residence.

Mrs. Barry is survived by her two sons, Richard Barry and his companion, JoAnn Secero of St. Mary’s, Georgia and Brian Barry of Ocean Township, New Jersey as well as other extended family members.

Mrs. Barry will be returned to her native Neptune City, New Jersey where she will be laid to rest in Hamilton Cemetery.

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