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Rita Barbre

Jan 26th, 1952 - Sep 3rd, 2019

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora

Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Friday evening, September 6, at the funeral home

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora


   Rita Marie Barbre, age 67, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday morning September 3, 2019, at Clay County Hospital.

   She was born January 26, 1952, in Norris City, Illinois, the daughter of Silas and Sadie (Lloyd) Vines.  She was united in marriage to James Thomas Barbre on December 18, 1973, in Mt. Carmel and together they have shared 45 years of marriage.

   Rita had worked in the past for Clay County Hospital and as an EMT.  She had been an active member of Flora First Christian Church, and in the past had helped paint the church and operate the Clothes Closet.  Seeing and spending time with her grandchildren was a wonderful joy for Rita, and she was dedicated to Scouting and supporting the activities and involvement of many members over the years.  She and Tom enjoyed camping in the past, and she liked taking time to tend to her flowers and birdwatching in her yard.   Recently, she took an interest in baking and artistic coloring. 

   She is survived by her husband: Tom Barbre of Flora; 4 children: Billy (Rene) Joiner of Iola, Rosalie (Doug) Kreighbaum of Smithton, Amy (Jud) Howell of Huntersville, NC, and Rachel (Chris) Zapczynski of Cape Coral, FL; 11 grandchildren: Hunter, Andrew, Noah, Emmelia, Abigail, Meaghan, Rebekah, Hannah, Triston (Jessica), Jacob, and Savanna; 3 sisters: Betty (Jim) Blazier of McLeansboro, Darlene Reece of Olney, and Sally Bordenave of Slidell, LA; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers: Buck and Bill Vines.

   A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Ben VanHyning officiating.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.  Visitation will be 6 until 8 p.m. Friday evening, September 6, and 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis and will be accepted through the funeral home.  


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Mary Reynolds

September 4th

Rest In Peace...

Mary Anne

September 4th

So sorry for your loss.

Health Occ. Class

September 4th

Thinking of you, Noah. We are here for you.

Jennifer Bates

September 4th

So sorry for your loss Tom, and all of the family.

Julie Lewis Giddens

September 4th

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of loss. So many great memories. May the lord wrap his arms around you during this time of need.

Sarah Wood-Bute

September 4th

Will, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Becky Kissel (Eskew)

September 4th

So sorry for your loss Tom and family. You all are in my prayers.

Carla Eastberg

September 4th

So sorry for your loss Tom and the family. She was a very outgoing and beautiful person inside and out.

Mike and Sharon Gray

September 4th

So sorry for your loss. Rita was a beautiful lady and will be missed by many. Prayers for all the family.

Joselyn Pollock

September 4th

Rachel, I'm so sorry about losing your sweet mom. I pray your memories bring you comfort.

Judy Lusk

September 4th

My condolences to the family for your loss. I used to work with her at CCH years ago. She was a very likeable lady who will be missed by all who knew her. RIP, Rita.

Fran Papner

September 5th

So sorry to hear of your loss Rachel and Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

John Newby

September 5th

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

Linda Dimitroff

September 5th

Peace and love to you and your family, Rachel. I didn’t get to know your mom well, but she sure seemed to love you a lot. She brought you up right and was there for you, even though you lived states apart. Sending much love and peace.

Carolyn and Rick Perry

September 4th

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family.

Vic Hager

September 4th

My condolences to Tom and the family. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.

Jeff, Wendy, Zac, and Nic Kohn

September 4th

So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this time for your family.


September 5th


Larry & Joyce Henderson

September 5th

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of the family at this difficult time.

Mike Warren

September 5th

Tom, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Dutch Ringelberg

September 5th

Rachel Feel our Love and compassion surround you. We are all family and care very much for you, Chris, kids and family. Your loss is Heavens gain.

David Lewis

September 7th

Hello friends Tom and family. I am so sorry to hear about our great friend, Rita. Everyone really liked her. We all sincerely appreciate everything that you both have done, to help the entire community, and especially the Scouting programs. May God richly bless you all. You have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis

David and Debby

September 5th

We’re very sorry for your loss.

Dan Paschal

September 6th

So sorry Tom to hear of this. Prayers to you and your family.

Wade Ellett

September 6th

Remembering you fondly.

David & Kim Littlejohn

September 6th

To the Rita's entire family we are praying for you during this time.

John & Barbara Moore

September 6th

John and I are so sorry for your loss! May you feel the strong arms of our Lord wrapped tightly around you...

Britt & Suzanne Brown

September 7th

We are so very sorry for your loss Tom. You and your family are in our prayers


September 5th

Amy my love, thoughts and prayers be with you all the time. Mothers are a very special person. The world cannot do without them, they mean so much to everyone. Your mother will hold a very special place in your heart as always. God be with you Amy.



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