Obituaries: Kenneth E. Barber

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Kenneth E. Barber

Kenneth E. Barber

Kenneth E. Barber, age 80, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, formerly of Kennett Square, Pa, passed away peacefully on September 27th, 2016, at his home with his wife Janice by his side and surrounded by his loving family. 

Born in West Chester Pa, he was the son of the late Ruth and Roland Barber.

He assumed ownership of Barber’s Florist of Kennett Square when his father retired. Ken continued to grow the business and create beautiful floral designs for more than forty years until retiring in 2004. Ken and Roland’s legacy is carried on today by their family.

Kenny graduated from Kennett High School in 1954 upon which he entered the United States Army. After serving three years he was honorably discharged.  He was a member of Hamorton Methodist Church, Kennett Fire Company, #1, and the Masonic Lodge of Kennett Square.

Ken is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Janice, children, Michael Barber & wife Dawn of Mt. City, Tennessee, Cindy & husband Tom of Wilmington, DE and Brian Barber of Kennett Square, Pa; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne Barber & Ralph Barber: and two sisters, Grace Groves & Fern Mackey.

Ken enjoyed visiting the flower shop, gardening, morning coffee with his buddies, driving neighbors & friends to appointments and the airport, and simply spending time with his family and friends. Ken was known for his outgoing personality, sense of humor and most of all his kindness and generosity. He touched so many and is loved by so many more.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday October 3rd, 2016 at Kuzo Grieco Funeral Home, Inc., (610-444-4116), 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Longwood Cemetery.

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