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June 16, 2015
Hello Mom, Happy 53rd Wedding Anniversary! Dad and I had a mass said in your honor this past Sunday. It was so nice to come together and talk about your special day all those years ago. How excited you must have been and how excited my grandpas and grandmas were...It sounds like a joyous day for everyone involved. We love you, my dear, sweet beauty and think of you daily and especially on your anniversary. Continue to watch over us all and help steer us in the right direction.
May 10, 2015
Hello my love, Happy Mother's Day. I can barely look at your picture as it hurts too much today. Know that you are loved and missed each and every day, but especially on this special day honoring you, Mom. I thank you for giving so unselfishly of yourself throughout your entire life. You always put Dad, us kids, and the grandkids first - always. You are my hero and I admire you more than you will ever know. Sending extra hugs and kisses for you, Grandma Vi, and Grandma Bessie - I love you all.
April 05, 2015
Oh my love, how I miss you. Tough day today. Another holiday come and gone without you. Happy Easter, Mom. Keep watch over us and guide us on the right path.
December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas, Mom. I miss you.
The holidays are bittersweet without you...I do my best to put on a good show. John asked if I baked any of your famous spritz cookies (which I did) so I'll be bringing him some of those next week. You have been such a great example to me my whole life and most of what I do is what I've seen you do. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it?!
Know that I love and miss you so much, my beauty. You're never far from my mind and you're always in my heart.
November 07, 2014
Dear Mom,
Happy 72nd Birthday, my love! It's a cold, gloomy day today - but I'm sure it's a beauty up in Heaven. I smile when I think of you celebrating with all of our loved ones...I know it's a dandy of a good time! Big fat hugs to you. I love you. I miss you. Forever in our hearts, momma.

September 28, 2014
They say with the passing of time it gets easier, but I'm not so sure about that. These past 4 years without you have been some of the most difficult of my life. Learning to adapt to a 'new normal' without you is still a nightmare. It's something I thought I wouldn't be dealing with until you were a very ripe old age...but God had other plans. For now, my memories will have to sustain me as I remember YOU in all your beauty. As always, I love and miss you to no end. You are my bestest girl and I thank you for everything. xoxo
August 22, 2014
Today we will celebrate together...THANK YOU for giving me the best gift ever. I love, love, love, love, love YOU my beauty. xoxo
June 16, 2014
Happy 52nd Anniversary, Mom. Daddy and I went to Mass today that we had said in your honor to celebrate your Wedding day all those years ago! We both love and miss you to pieces ~ but we know you're with us each and every day. We're sure you enjoyed YOUR beautiful day in Heaven.

Your Toola Boola
May 11, 2014
Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Sending hugs through the clouds to you and my Grandmothers. Knowing you're together with them, brings me a great deal of peace. I love you and miss you like crazy.
March 19, 2014
To My Bestest Girl,
Having a tough time lately...missing you like crazy. Still feel like losing you was a bad dream. How can this be? Love, love, love you.
December 25, 2013
Merry Christmas, my love. Thinking of you more than usual this time of year and missing you tons. I'm sure you had a wonderful Christmas with the Big Guy upstairs...that makes me smile.

I love you, Mom.
Hugs and kisses.
November 27, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving, Mom. I spent the day cooking all of your fabulous recipes for tomorrow. I'd be lost if it wasn't for you and all the time we spent together in the kitchen. I learned so much from you and I thank you for being one of the best 'cookers' around! It is because of you I feel so comfortable in the kitchen...I think you'd be pleased sitting at our dining room table. Thanks for everything, Mama.

I love and miss you so much.
November 07, 2013
Happy 71st Birthday, Mom! I'm sure the celebrating has already started and you're having a wonderful day up there. Know that we all miss and love you so much and that you will always be in our hearts. Feel my hugs and kisses through the clouds...they're all for YOU!

Much LOVE to the best Mom ever!
September 28, 2013

For the 3rd year I sit here and wonder what I could say that's any different than what I've already said a billion times before. I can't come up with anything new. The fact is I love and miss you more each day. We've all had to learn to adapt to life without your physical presence and that has not been easy.

My beautiful Mother ~ you mean the world to me and I continue to ask for your strength and courage. I am so proud of you and am so lucky to have had such a wonderful Mom to guide and shape my life.

I hope for a peaceful day today to reflect on your life and celebrate the marvelous person you were. The memories I have of you are unlimited and bring me such joy.

Know that you are in my heart always and your legacy lives on.

I love you, Mom.
August 31, 2013
Dear Mom,

I'm worried about our guy. Give him the strength he needs to get through this and help me so I can hold it together.

Love to you, my bestest girl.

~ Toola
August 23, 2013
Hey Girlfriend
I still haven't found the missing checks. Do you think if I "clean" I might find them? How I wish I could talk to you and hear you laughing at my antics.
I'm not going to the fair this year. Like you say: "It's hotter than a hors dream". I can't deal with the weather and it's not the same without you. I think of you daily and miss you.
Scary Mary
August 22, 2013
Happy Day, Mom. Thank you for giving me the best gift ever. I love you to pieces.

Your Baby Girl
June 17, 2013
Barbara Ruth

Now I can't find my last book of checks. HELP!!!

Scary Mary
June 16, 2013
Happy Anniversary, my love. 51 years ago today you married your best friend,"The Mr". What an exciting journey to look forward to. Your whole lives lay ahead of you and the possibilities were endless. You did well, Momma. Very well.

Thoughts of you on this special day, Mom. It's a beauty out there today - according to Dad, much like it was on June 16, 1962. You were a gorgeous bride and you made Grandma and Grandpa so proud...You made Dad pretty darn happy too!

Love to my bestest girl.
May 12, 2013
Dear Mom,

Happy Mother's Day. I miss you and love you so much I can hardly stand it. Life without you here has been difficult to say the least. But I see you every morning in the sunrise ~ the beautiful pinks, purples, and orange colors glazing the sky always make me think of you. That's the best way to start my day and I thank you for that.

I find myself acting and talking like you more and more and the older I get, the more I resemble you. I hope you know that you are my everything, Mom, and I want to thank you for always putting us 3 kids first. You sacrificed so freely for us and never asked for anything in return. You are the best Mom and the best friend a girl could hope for. I am grateful to have had you in my life for the 40 years I did ~ but I will always want more time with you.

I love you, my beauty. Give a big Mother's Day hug and kiss to Grandma Vi and Grandma Bessie for me. We miss you all so much.
May 09, 2013
Barbara Ruth

Guess what I did?

I finally bought a new car. White Ford Escape. You would love it. I'm going to show the Mister over the weekend.
I finally did it.

Now where do you think my house phone is? I lost it Sunday morning and can't find it. I can just hear you and the Mister laughing and shaking your heads.
Somethings will never change.

Went to Turtle Lake Saturday night with my neighbor and had fun. The last time I was there was with you and Sandy. Remember I dropped the bucket of change. I played Wheel of Fortune and the gal next to me won 500.00 on it. Why can't I ever win?

Back to work I go. Please send me a single as to where the pecking phone is.

Love and Miss you
Scary Mary
February 21, 2013
My Dear Mom,

We just got back from our honeymoon cruise and it was wonderful. Your birds of paradise were right there with us. I saw that beautiful arrangement and knew it was you. The experience brought back so many great memories from 23 years ago ~ I'm greatful we were able to share that together.

As always, I miss you and love you more than you can imagine. Come visit me, Momma...I'm waiting.
December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas, my love.

Still so hard to believe this is Christmas #3 without you. I made many of your famous recipes for our X-mas with the kids and grandkids over the weekend and everything turned out great. It brought back such wonderful memories of you and me cooking in kitchen and getting ready for the festivities. You were one of the best cooks I knew and I thank you for leaving me with all of those delicious recipes you collected over the years. You were the best Mom a girl could ever hope for and you were my best friend. Heck, you were the best in my eyes at everything you did. You were amazing.

Big hugs and kisses to you, Mom. I love you, I love you, I love you. May your Christmas in Heaven be as wonderful as I imagine.
November 21, 2012
What a gorgeous sunrise this morning, Mom. I couldn't help but think of you when I saw it. Despite having a lot to be thankful for, I feel like crawling into bed, pulling the covers over my head and not moving for days on end. I think I'm allowed to give myself some grace and take time to regroup, don't you think?

Missing you like crazy as the holidays draw near. I'm trying desperately to remind myself that you're in the place we all strive to be someday. You're with friends and family you held so dear. You're most likely gambling 24/7 and laughing and smiling like there's no tomorrow. Things couldn't be much sweeter for you, my love and I'm grateful for that.

I'm tapping into your strength and courage as I have so many times before. Wrap me in your arms and promise me it'll all get a little better.

You meant everything to me - you were so great. We sure had lots of laughs, Baby Rutz. I will never forget what we shared.

Much love to you, Mom, on this Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble.
November 08, 2012
Happy Belated 70th Barbara Ruth

I worked overtime and we had food day. All crap like you would have said. I skipped the store bought treats and really understand when you would tell me not to bake when no one else does. Well I hear you now sister. I am done. Only bake for the people you really care about. Have to make a lot more moneu so I can buy a car. In celebration of your birthday I just might pick up my messy house. Hope you spent your birthday at the casino.
Love and miss you girlfriend.
Scary Mary
November 07, 2012
Happy 70th Birthday to my Momma. I'm sure you're having one heck of a celebration up there surrounded by everyone who loves you. For those of us separated from you, well, it's so tough. Remembering your special day today with smiles and a warm heart. I will have a piece of birthday cake in your honor to celebrate a beautiful life so well lived. You are my bff and all I can say is what I've said a million times before ~ I love you, Mom and think of you every single day.

October 08, 2012
We did it!!!
Everyone said when Julie walked down the aisle it was like looking at you. She was a beautiful bride. It was an honor to have been by her side thru all the planning. I cried alot of happy/sad tears for you and could hear you say "Jesus Christ Mary get a grip on things" And you would have asked me why did I not take that bottled water off the railing during the ceremony. I know you would have noticed it. I did grab it at communion. Sorry about that little glitch. Your grandchildren were adorable and precious. And the "Mister" held up good. Some other thoughts I know you saw and it cannot be written. You had the best seat in the house.I miss you so much. Thank you Thank you for your Family. They/you have always treated me like a member of the family even when I said no thanks. Damm I have to work now, and please help me to get the strength up to CLEAN MY HOUSE.

Also thank you Annette for keeping this Guest Book opened. It was a pleasure to finally meet you.

Love you Barbara Ruth
Scary Mary
October 05, 2012
Today's my big day, Mom and I know you're with me, holding me tight as usual. Everything's ready and in order and I couldn't be happier. I'm ready for this next chapter in my life and I'm blessed with a fabulous guy soon to be my husband. Give me the strength to keep it together and make you proud.

We're going to celebrate this day like no other and I'll make sure to have a vodka gimlet in your honor.

All of my love to you, my dearest.
September 30, 2012
it has only been TWO years. It seems like a life time that my cousin, friend, sister all in one has been gone.
No matter how long it has been, missing you doesn't get any less..
September 28, 2012
To my Love ~ here I sit, year number two and I still can't belive this. I see your face and hear your voice and that laugh of yours like it was yesterday. I feel you with me now more than ever, Mom, and that brings me such great joy. You are missed and loved by everyone who knew you. The life of the party, the belle of the ball is what you were, Mom. People gravitated toward you to be a part of it and you welcomed them with open arms. You were the kindest, most loving person; always putting others before yourself. I miss you something fierce...I miss every single thing about you. My life is rich in blessings because of you. You are one of the best things that's ever happened to me and my heart is yours. You will always be my bestest girl, my svetlana, my Barbie Doll, my beauty, and my love.
September 26, 2012
September is the hardest month. Never a day goes by without thinking of you. Can't believe it will be three years and miss you like it was yesterday.

You were a amazing person !!!
September 26, 2012
September is a hard month ! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Can't believe it will be three years and still miss you like it was yesterday.
September 24, 2012
Hey Barb's girl! I want to come to your wedding, but I left the response at home. I am living in a little cabin for a year in Grand Marais. I sent an email to the address I had for your Dad. it didn't come back, but I don't know if you got the message. I thought of your Mom a lot, and I LOVED reading your's and Mary's posts. I miss her a lot too, especially when we go out for dinner with the girls. She was so special! You are her Julie Boo! Love. Pat B.
July 26, 2012
Oh Mom, how I MISS you.
I LOVE you.
10/5/12 is the date. Be with me.
May 13, 2012
To the most wonderful Mother ever. Your smile and the sound of your laugh keeps me going through the rough times. I know your spirit is with me every minute of every day working that good old Barbie magic of yours. I pray to be as strong and confident as you as I continue to move forward in this journey. Love you always and forever.
Happy Mother's Day, my beauty.
February 09, 2012
Wish you were here to share in all the wedding stuff. I am so blessed that Pepsi is including me in on everything. I know if you were here I would still be included. We talked about you the whole time and laughed alot. You sure bought so much joy and laugher in people's lives. I'll bet Heaven is rolling over with your silly antics. I miss you so much.
Scary Mary
February 08, 2012
To My Bestest Girl,
I've come to the conclusion that no matter how much time passes, my heart will never mend. They say I will learn to adapt to a life without your physical presence. For now though, I want to call you. I want to pick you up and go shopping. I want to tell you a silly story and laugh like we used to. I WANT YOU BACK, MOM. Wish it were as simple as that.
Love and miss you more than I can say.
December 23, 2011
Oh Barbie I miss the heck out of you. I miss listening to you tell me that next Christmas you're going on a cruise and screw all the baking and shopping. I'm with you! I stopped to see the Mister last night and your house looked so nice, but it was missing you. I even got out of the chair but then I didn't have it opened. I got fatter and I think I would still be in the chair with the Mister shaking his head. I miss you I miss you I miss you. Merry Christmas. I'll eat a Pizzelle for you.
Love and miss you
Scary Mary
December 23, 2011
Merry Christmas, Mom. Can't begin to tell you how much I miss you. In many ways, this 2nd Christmas without you is just as difficult as the 1st. Nothing is the same...
I remember what a joyous time the holidays used to be. You and Dad scrambling around the days before Christmas making kibbe and baklava, delivering your cookies, and all of that wrapping that seemed endless. You sure put in the midnight oil to make sure everything was perfect ~ and it was.
We did a little baking and tried to carry on some of those same traditions, but it is so darn tough. This just wasn't supposed to happen, Mom. At least not yet. Not so soon.
Guide me, Mom, and help me get through the rough times. I've got you working overtime, don't I?
December 16, 2011
Barb - How can it be that we are starting the second Christmas season without you? Mom and I talk about you often and we try so hard to remember all the funny crazy memories we have of you. We laugh and then like a fresh wound it hits us again that you are gone and we still can't really believe it. You were so huge in our lives, I don't think we will ever stop missing you. I am sure you are in heaven laughing and having a good time. I bet you are finding all the great bargains and eating all the best food and loving every minute of it. I know some day God willing we will see you again. In the mean time we will remember your laughter and love and we will try to keep moving forward. You are always in our hearts.

December 16, 2011
Ho Ho Ho Barbara Ruth!!!
I REALLY MISS YOU A TON. Haven't got my Christmas stuff together. I can hear you saying "Jesus Christ" Lazy Mary will you get up, and then I can say "I did it".
I'll be busy making pizzeles this week thinking of you and Teddy. Making the mint brownies and the salted nut rolls for the Mister and Julie this week also.
I have to do some work now and will chat later with you. Wish you could respond.
Love you buddy
December 15, 2011
Barbie, The kids and I came over to the house to meet Julie and make Christmas cookies, and noise, and drive Grandpa crazy! I could hear your voice in my head the whole time, telling me to make the nut clusters smaller! Julie was trying to screw up your cookies too...We really miss you and know that you are watching over us. And don't worry, we are looking after Jim, just like we promised. Love, Mary Ann, Sophie, and Tommy
November 25, 2011
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MOM. We stuffed the turkey with your famous bread dressing and it turned out almost as good as yours...You taught us well.

Trying hard to celebrate the Holidays just as you would want us to, but it sure isn't easy. It's these special days where I miss you even more than usual. Continue to guide me, Mom, and give me the strength to take it day by day. I so want to feel the joy of this season and by doing so, make you proud.

I love you and miss you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
November 08, 2011
Happy belated birthday, sister.
As you know it is a belated birthday wish as you were with me yesterday at the casino. We even won but like usual us two gave it right back !!!! We had fun like always, didn't we ???
Miss you so much, love you snd think of you every day.
I know you are making everyone laugh up their. They all love you being with them but us folks down here MISS you a ton.
Your cousin,
November 07, 2011
Barbara Ruth
Happy Birthday in Heaven. I suppose you're at the Casino winning BIG. I miss you very much. I can't tell you how many times I want to pick up the phone and tell you to switch TV chanels and then the Mister can tell you to be quiet. Oh how I miss all that. And thanks for sticking sniffy on me.
The Christmas tree is up... and you're picture is looking at it.
Have you taken my Dad and Grandma Barcita grocery shopping yet? That outta be a hoot. Love you and miss you so much.
Scary Mary
November 07, 2011
Happy Birthday, Mom. Thanks for making it such a beautiful, sunny day...what a great way to celebrate YOU.

All my love.
October 25, 2011

It has been the first long and difficult year without you, but I'm putting one foot infront of the other, just as you would want. I hope you know how much of my life you've shaped and I owe who I am today to you. You have brought me such great joy, Mom, and I have learned so much from you. Lifelong lessons about compassion, generosity, and happiness. You were a rare beauty who had it all ~ and that's why this has been so tough.
Forever in my heart, Mom. I love you, Barbara Ruth. xoxoxo
~ Your bestest girl.
September 24, 2011
To Jim, Joe, John, Julie and to Chuck: Thank you so much for providing the guest book for Barb to all of us. It has been a great way for me to get to know her better, as well as all her family and friends. It even helped remind me of my relationship to Stephanie Garvida, as she mentioned that our grandparents were brother & sister. My love to all of you.
January 06, 2011
I had not seen Barb in many, many years. I was saddened to see this obituary, only this morning. Her Grandpa Levenberg and my grandma, Rachel Kloner were brother and sister. God be with you. Cesar and Stephanie(Wolfson)Garvida
October 14, 2010
Jim, Joe, John and Julie: It has taken me until today, to figure out what to say to you. I have so many memories of your entire family, from living a few doors down in the "old neighborhood." I remember being out east on a family vacation when Jim called my relatives to inform us that Julie had been born. We were all so excited, my mom and dad had to cut the vacation short to get home to see this new baby. I remember babysitting Joe, John and Julie and later working with all of you at the Renaissance Festival. Working with Barb at Herbergers was "fun." Everyone who met Barb loved her and claimed her as a friend. Likewise all of us that have known Barb will always miss her laughter, her smile and the wonderful personality that was unique to her. I will never forget Barb and Jim playing hosts at our wedding reception with Julie our junior bridesmaid. I remember Barb often as I cook and entertain since so many of our favorite recipes are those that Barb shared with me.

I know that we will all always miss her. But I take comfort knowing that as I reflect on all these memories, there is so much laughter and that helps to dry the tears. Stay strong, stay close and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

To Barb's brother Chuck - I just have to add - you did an amazing job of the eulogy. You nailed her personality and captured for all of us the "essence of Barb". Thank you for sharing those beautiful memories with us.

Hugs to all of you,
Patrice (Blaeser) and James Butenhoff
October 09, 2010
Thank you, Barbara, for your sweet spirit and loving kindness... we all miss you here, will see you again, and rejoice that you rest in the arms of your Father in heaven, free of pain. My sincere condolences to Jim and all the family.
Diane Cottrell
October 08, 2010

I felt I got to know your sister Barb a lot better because of all you spoke of in your eulogy. I thank you for sharing your cherished memories with all of us !

Though great distance separated us, whenever I spoke with my cousin, Barb, she immediately made me feel like the closest of friends ! I could see that same spirit of inclusiveness when you talked about her welcoming you into her older, teen crowd. What a very special person !

My love goes out to you and all your family !
Cousin Ruth
October 07, 2010
Absey Family, I got to meet Barb during her stay at united hospital, Though it was short and she was not feeling her best, I still met a wonderful "Spunky" woman, and a great loving family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 04, 2010
Ruth Andrews sends a message from her mother, Dorothy Westbrook:

Barbara was such a lovely person, and I was so sad to hear of her passing. She was very friendly and welcoming, and she always had a warm smile for everyone. She will be greatly missed by all.

Aunt Dorothy
October 03, 2010
Dear Jim, Julie and family,
Words cannot express the sorrow of losing Barb. We will always cherish the many memories we have of her.
Love, Mickey and Lee
October 02, 2010
Jim, John, Joe, and Julie, We were so sad to hear Barbara had passed away. She was a great woman who brightened the lives of all that knew her. I am thankful that my wife and children were able to meet her and experience "the glow" that was Barb.
- Joe, Marian, Rachel, and Rebecca Fine
October 01, 2010
Jim, Joe, John, Julie, Chuck and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a beautiful gentle person who was loved by all. May the memories of all your wonderful times with her be a comfort to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cousin Barbara Cook and Family
October 01, 2010
On behalf of the staff at Courage Center, please accept our condolences on the loss of Barbara. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
October 01, 2010
Jim, John, Joe & Julie; We are so very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman! One thing was a guarantee, if we were with her, we were going to laugh. She will be missed at holiday parties & always. I will be forever grateful to her & you Jim for taking such very good care of my brother. I love you both for that. & Love you much John.
October 01, 2010
Jim and family, our deepest sympathies and prayers for you all on Barbara's recent passing. What a wonderful and warm person she was. Her smile would light the room, and make everyone else smile. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Our thoughts are with you all.

Tom and Ruth King
September 30, 2010
To My Bestest Girl: I will forever miss your smile, your touch, your sense of humor, your way of easing the pain as only a mother can. You unselfishly put on those boxing gloves day after day and never once complained. I am so proud of you. Rest well my love, rest well.
September 30, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss. I got to see Barbara a few times every week when she would shop at my work and she would always brighten my day with little bit of humor and gossip. she was always asking about my family. i will miss our chats dearly.
-jeannette nelson
September 30, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss! "Mrs. Absey" was a wonderful lady - one of my favorites from the old neighborhood. May God comfort you with his grace and love as you recall loving memories and rejoice in the time you had together.
September 30, 2010
Our lives will never be the same with out Barbara.Tom will always remember the fun summers & family picnics as kids. But 40 yrs ago Jim & Barb made our daily life in StP so special & we have felt loved & connected with them forever.She was a unique person that could make you feel happy just walking in the room & offered you "something delicious" to eat. Our family loves all of you & know that her strong spirit will always be with us. Tommy & Judy Kay Fine family
September 30, 2010
Jim, Joe, John & Julie, No words can express my sorrow. Barb was not only my cousin but a "sister" to me. I will miss her more then words can say. She will ALWAYS be in my heart.
Wes & Janet Olson
September 30, 2010
Absey Family,
"Barbie" was an immediate hit in the Affirming Life group. She was always positve and made us all laugh. We will miss her positive spirit.
September 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family. We have many wonderful memories of Barb over the past 50 plus years she was always a gracious and giving person. She will be deeply missed.
September 30, 2010
To the Absey Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Barb will really be missed by all. She was such a great friend and cousin to my Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are will you. Janelle (Olson) Porter
September 30, 2010
Jim, Joe, John, Julie, Chuck and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very sad and difficult time. Her spirit will always be alive in our hearts.
cousin Marsha and Danny Cahn Stroudsburg, Pa
September 30, 2010
I can tell from all these memories and comments that it was my loss that I never met my cousin Barbara. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Consider yourselves hugged.
Diane (& Jerry) Bible
Anne Levenberg's daughter
September 30, 2010
Absey Family
What a beautiful picture of her. Barb will be missed tremendously.
May god comfort you during this difficult time. All of you are in my prayers.

Liz Mansur
September 30, 2010
Rest is peace Barb. I will always have fond memories of your big laugh and smile!
September 30, 2010
Our prayers are with you during these difficult times.
September 30, 2010
To the Absey family,
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless.
September 30, 2010
Jim & Family We our so sorry for your loss,Our prayers ourwith you and your family. Jeff & Mari Rowley
September 30, 2010
September 30, 2010
So sorry to hear this! I haven't seen your family in years, but I lived across the street, and babysat the children :) Barb was a wonderful person and after all these years, I remember her smile and laugh. God bless.
Suzanne Snaza and family
September 30, 2010

Please know that you are on my mind, and definately in my prayers.

I hope that the memories you hold in your heart of your dear Mother will warm the coldest of days ahead for you.

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and all your Family.
September 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Your old neighbors,
September 30, 2010
Let me tell you...I had the honor of taking care of Barb's hair for at least 20 years. I looked forward to every visit. Barb would walk into the shop and everyone wanted to talk to her! She would get the whole shop laughing with her stories.
We all have to go sometime but I never thought it would happen to this beauty so early in life. I am so sorry.
Kathy Boettcher
September 30, 2010
I remember Barb from 1st National Bank days. She is one of the finest people I've ever known.

Peace to your family - she leaves a legacy of graciousness.

Judy Whitacre
Woodbury, MN
September 30, 2010
Absey Family,
Our thoughts are prayers are with you always.
Karen & Jim Mansur
September 30, 2010
To My Bestest Girl, I will forever miss your smile, your touch, your sense of humor, your ability to ease the pain as only a mother can. You unselfishly put on those boxing gloves day after day and fought the good fight. Rest well my love.
September 29, 2010
Dear Jim, Joe, John, Julie and Chuck

Heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your dear wife and mother. Cancer may have won the battle over her earthly body, but nothing can touch her sweet spirit or the warmth of her eternal soul !

We pray that God will grant her everlasting peace and the joy of His presence as she re-joins her dear parents, Joe and Bess. There will be as many smiles in heaven as there are tears here on earth !

May God give all of you great comfort and the reassurance of His loving kindness to help you through this most difficult time !

Cousin, Ruth Andrews and Friend, Diane Cottrell
September 29, 2010
Jim and family; My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Alison Forester (Boehmer)
September 29, 2010
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
September 29, 2010
Joe - The life that passes becomes a memory for the living.
September 29, 2010
Julie and family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 29, 2010
Absey family,
Thinking of you during this sad time. Hold your memories close to your heart and know that she will always be with you. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
September 29, 2010
Jim and Family - My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Barb was truly a great, fun loving lady. From Herbergers, to the Renaissance Festival, to garlic sauce, etc., I will always remember her. I share in your loss and will also keep you in my prayers. - Love, Carol Sachs
September 29, 2010
~Absey Family
If there is a Casino in Heaven, I know Barb is there and winning BIG!

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Your neighbors,
Shawn, Kay, Shelby and Blake
September 29, 2010
Joe, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you my friend.
September 29, 2010
John, Andrea, Luke & Ellie - our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love always, Jerry & Roxy Bannerman
September 29, 2010
To my Neighbors,
I will never forget all the fun times that I had with your family, especially the "work" at the Renaissance Festival. I think it was more fun than work! May you keep all your memories close to you at this difficult time. Thinking of you,
September 29, 2010
to jim, juile, john & joe all of my prayers for you and the family. barbara in now with god, her dad, and mom. and most likely baking cookies with mary. lots of hugs to get you through this. cherie and family
September 29, 2010
Our hands, our hearts, our hope.. may it reach out to all of you.
September 29, 2010
Barbara Ruth
Thanks for making me laugh all these years, and for making me part of the family.
You did it!!!
Scary Mary
September 29, 2010
Barbara Ruth
"You did it"
Buddies forever
Scary Mary
September 29, 2010
Jim, John, Joe & Julie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barb will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
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