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Barbee Ruth (Richter) Kring

August 29, 1929 ~ November 5, 2018 (age 89)

Barbee Ruth Kring of Peru, Indiana passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, at Dukes Memorial Hospital. 

She was born in Plymouth, Indiana on August 9, 1929 to Roscoe and Vera (Sanner) Richter both of whom are deceased.  Barbee had one brother, William Richter, who also preceded her in death. 

On August 31, 1946, Barbee married Wayne D. Kring.  They had two daughters:  Toni Gayle Kring, Peru, Indiana and Drenea Denise Kring, Peru, Indiana.

Wayne preceded her in death on December 20, 2004.

Barbee was a homemaker who loved spending time with all of her family.  She also enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, needlepointing and playing various board games with her husband.  Barbee was a life member of Post 360 Mishawaka Auxiliary and the Peru Eagles Lodge 258 Auxiliary. 

Barbee had six grandchildren:  Ralph (Lindsay) Mongosa, Jr., Kokomo, Indiana; Michelle Easterday, Cape Coral, Florida; Rachelle Mongosa, Peru, Indiana; Nicole (Hector) Rodriguez, Peru, Indiana; Jodi Laycock, Mexico, Indiana; and Jason Huddleston, Peru, Indiana.  She also had 15 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 12pm-2 pm at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana. Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday at the Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Burial will take place following services at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru. Indiana with Pastor Phil Cruea officiating.  Donations in her memory can be made to the Scratching Post Cat Rescue. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at



Donations may be made to:

Scratching Post Cat Rescue
600 Chili Ave., Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-475-4926

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