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“My deepest sympathy to you Phil on the passing of Barbara. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Mitchell - Cincinnati, OH

“Heartfelt condolences to Phil and children, Sandi and family for their loss. Barbara brought love and kindness to everyone. She will be missed. Love...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cathi DeGloma - Bartlett, TN

“I send my sympathy to Phil and Barbs boys and there family's . Barbara was a outstanding lady and i will always carry a special fondness of her. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Gary Rollins - Cincinnati, OH

“sORRY ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dean Carrigan - Rising Sun, IN


Barbara Edna Ruxton, 73, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 9:00 AM, Friday, November 25th, 2016 at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, IN. Barbara was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 8, 1943, a daughter of the late Thelma (Hickman) and Leonard Lauterbach. Barbara grew up in Cincinnati and was a 1961 graduate of Woodward High School. She worked in the restaurant management field for several years and also had worked as a fashion coordinator for a fabric company. She also worked at Lane Siekman's Law Office, the Post Office and filled in periodically at City Hall. Barbara was civic minded and very active in her community. She was a member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was involved with Rising Sun/Ohio County First, the Revolving Loan Fund and the River Days Celebration. Barbara was also a former board member of the Rising Sun Redevelopment Commission and Ohio County Community Foundation.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 32 years, Philip Ruxton of Rising Sun, IN; by two sons, Michael (Jennifer) Willins of Cleveland, OH and David (Dianne) Willins of Cleveland, OH; by a step daughter, Hilary (Jason) Snyder of Cincinnati, OH; by a sister, Sandra (John) Johnson of Clearwater, FL; by grandchildren Jake, Elyse, Joshua and Aaron Willins; by step grandchildren John Philip Beauchamp and Colton Snyder; by nieces Kama Sue, Jessica, Sara and Keely.

Funeral services will be 1 PM, Tuesday, November 29th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Jim Armour and Lane Siekman officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Barbara Ruxton Community Fund in memory of Bert & Sada Hickman. (checks payable to OCCF). Cards are available at funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com

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