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BARBARA J. WHITWORTH

December 17, 1922 - March 8, 2014

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WHITWORTH, BARBARA J., 91, of Waitsfield, passed away at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield on March 8. Born in Montpelier on Dec. 17, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leon E. and Esther S. (Rickert) Joslyn. Barbara married Cletus Bruffey, who predeceased her in 1966. She later married Loren Whitworth. Barbara grew up in Waitsfield and was a 1940 graduate of Waitsfield High School. She continued her education at the Garfield Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with her registered nurse degree in 1943. Barbara worked many years as a nurse for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Richmond, Va., before being employed as a nurse by the Philip Morris Co. in Richmond from which she retired. Returning to her roots in the Mad River Valley, Barbara enjoyed activities at the Mad River Valley Senior Citizens Center in Waitsfield and was a member of the Waitsfield Federated Church (now UCC). Barbara is survived by her son, Norman Bruffey, and wife, Norma, of Midlothian, Va.; a brother, Duayne Joslyn, and wife, Kaye, of Columbus, Neb.; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Allen.

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