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Official Obituary of

Barbara L. (Brown) Rudd

September 18, 1955 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Barbara L. Rudd Obituary

Barbara "Barb" Rudd, a cherished sister, friend, and beacon of warmth within her community, passed away on February 25, 2024, in Kent, Ohio, at the age of 68. Born on September 18, 1955, in Detroit, Michigan, Barb’s infectious spirit and generous heart were evident from a young age. Barb was a proud graduate of John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan. Her zest for life and dedication to those she cared for shone brightly through her varied professional life. She found her calling at Spectrum Diversified Design, where she excelled as a shift supervisor. Barb’s colleagues were not just coworkers but became her extended family, and she took immense joy in nurturing and supporting them. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas Rudd, her significant other, David Brumfield, and her parents, Sherman and Marion Brown, Barb leaves behind a legacy of love and selflessness. She is also preceded in death by her siblings, Nancy and Richard. Her memory will be treasured and kept alive by her surviving sister, Janet, along with a host of extended family and friends who were blessed to know her. Barb's life was characterized by her love for being in the company of family and friends. She was an exceptional cook, and her kitchen was a place of laughter, storytelling, and the creation of many cherished memories. Her love for football was more than just a pastime; it was an avenue for her to gather with friends and share in the excitement and camaraderie that the sport brings. Those who knew Barb appreciated her for her heart of gold. She was always ready to extend a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on during tough times. Her innate ability to comfort and care for others was a gift that she gave freely and often. Barb's presence was a source of joy and comfort, and she will be profoundly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Barb's life was a testament to the power of community and connection. She believed in the importance of being there for one another and made sure to practice this belief every day. Her laughter, kindness, and unwavering support have left an indelible mark on the hearts of those she touched. As we bid farewell to Barb, we celebrate a life well-lived—a life filled with generosity, friendship, and love. Her spirit will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have been part of her journey. Barb Rudd’s story is not one of sorrow but a beautiful narrative of a woman who loved deeply, cared passionately, and lived her life with an open heart. We will be holding a celebration of life for family and friends at a future date.

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