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BARRINGTON - Ruth Wollney (nee Lafeber), young at heart, daughter of the late Theodore J. and Emma Lafeber, passed away July 10, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was the dear wife of the late Frank for 48 years; loving mother of Lois, Mary, Frank (Cindy), William (Lisa), Mark...

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Mary and Lois, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom died. I remember her as an amazing 4-H leader. So many projects, so much fun.

Do you remember the barnyard skit she and one of the moms dreamt up for a 4-H contest? Cast incuded a sheep (me), a horse, and dogs--all costumed and singing.

In 4-H your Mom was always good-natured, kind, practical, organized, and very skilled. There was something easy going and carefree about everything she did, yet there was always focus....

Mark and Peggie, so very sorry for your loss. May you and your family find peace and comfort in your memories of your Mom. May God bless all of you in your time of grief. Love Diane

As the winter season would approach and I would chat with Mary one of my first questions would be, when is your Mom going to be here?
I so looked forward to her visits. We would get together for breakfast or lunch, or go to a yard sale. Sometimes, Mary would invite members of our Ladies poker group for a bite to eat with a few bottles of wine! Ruth would talk to us about her family or chuckle when we told her a story about ours!

She enjoyed the view of the water from...