WEAVERVILLE– Ruth T. Barkman, 96, passed away on September 17th, 2018, at the Brian Center in Weaverville, North Carolina.
She was born April 4th, 1922, in Garrett County, Maryland and was the fifth of six children. She grew up on the Teets family farm and moved to Baltimore after graduating from high school. There she met her husband, Conrad Barkman, whom she married in 1942. Most of her life was spent in Charlotte, North Carolina. She moved to Weaverville in 2010 to be near her daughter, Glendine and son-in-law, Richard Smith, MD.
She is survived by her daughter, Glendine B. Smith and her husband, Richard L. Smith, MD. Also surviving are four grandchildren, all of their children, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service for Ruth at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018 at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville.
The family will greet friends following the service.