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Florence Ruth Barnick


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Florence Ruth Barnick Obituary
Barnick, Florence Ruth
Florence Ruth Barnick, 90, of North Platte, NE, passed away surrounded by her family in North Platte on May 17, 2016. Florence was born February 25, 1926, to Ladislav and Florence Soucek at Oak Park, IL. She grew up in Brookfield, IL, graduating from Riverside-Brookfield High School. Florence then started working for Western Electric. On May 24, 1947, Florence was united in marriage to Robert Birr Barnick at the Brookfield Methodist Church. They lived in Brookfield until 1966 when they moved to Montgomery, IL then lived in several states before settling in Sun City, AZ. Robert passed away in 2000 then Florence moved to North Platte in 2014 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jeff. When she was younger, Florence loved to roller skate. While living in Arizona, she was an avid crafter, enjoyed sewing for others and belonged to a silk flower club. Florence loved working with her hands and was a kind and patient lady. She is survived by her children, Karen (Jeff) Stephens, of North Platte and Kay (Martin) Heise and Kenneth Barnick, of Glendale, AZ; eight grandchildren, Brandon (Jessica) Mueller, Casey (Tiffany) Lynch, Joshua (Nirrel) Waite, Mark (Beth) Waite, Aaron Waite, Stephanie (Cathy) Cowan, Jolene Stephens and Jared Stephens; 16 great-grandchildren; her feline friend, Sable; and other family. Along with her husband, Florence was preceded in death by her parents, Ladislav and Florence; and her sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and John Fagan. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel in Norht Platte is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 22, 2016
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