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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.
Rest In Peace...
So sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you, Noah. We are here for you.
So sorry for your loss Tom, and all of the family.
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.
Will, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss Tom and family. You all are in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss Tom and the family. She was a very outgoing and beautiful person inside and out.
So sorry for your loss. Rita was a beautiful lady and will be missed by many. Prayers for all the family.
Rachel, I'm so sorry about losing your sweet mom. I pray your memories bring you comfort.
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.
So sorry to hear of your loss Rachel and Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
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.
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family.
My condolences to Tom and the family. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this time for your family.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS TOM AND FAMILY, YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of the family at this difficult time.
Tom, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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.
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
We’re very sorry for your loss.
So sorry Tom to hear of this. Prayers to you and your family.
Remembering you fondly.
To the Rita's entire family we are praying for you during this time.
John and I are so sorry for your loss! May you feel the strong arms of our Lord wrapped tightly around you...
We are so very sorry for your loss Tom. You and your family are in our prayers
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.