Ruth's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Ruth Elizabeth Barnes, 67, passed away Saturday Dec. 5, 2015 surrounded by her family at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 11, 1948 in Presque Isle, the daughter of Basil and Alberta (Bell) Wright.

She worked for 38 years at Maine Public Service Co., mostly recently as a payroll executive. Ruth was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, a member of PROBUS, and volunteered with her husband at the American Folk Festival in Bangor.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years Philip E. Barnes of Presque Isle, a son Kevin Barnes and his wife Tricia of Presque Isle, a daughter Penny Jones of Fort Fairfield, a brother Robert Wright and his wife Leslie of Orono, two brothers Sonny Doherty and his wife Edith of Elliot Lake, Ont. Canada, Wiley Doherty and his wife Shirley of Mars Hill, three sisters; Mary Jane Caron of Bangor, Carol Manson of Hancock, and Rita Gustin of Branford, CT, three grandchildren; Jessica and Colin Goshorn, and Shyanne Barnes, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers David and Albert Wright, and a sister Dixie Langley.

Friends may call 12 noon Wed. Dec. 9, 2015 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home 30 Church St. Presque Isle where funeral services will be held at 1PM with Rev. Larry Palmer officiating. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at the funeral home. Spring interment will be in Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. Those who wish may donate in her memory to the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086 or to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
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