Alma Ruth Barnes

Alma Ruth Barnes

Alma Ruth (Branthoover) Barnes, 93, of Potter Twp., passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Johnstown, PA on October 19, 1930 the daughter of the late Alfaretta and Willis Branthoover.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa.  Alma was an extremely welcoming person.  Her house was the house where everyone congregated.  She helped with ARC Human Services running a lot of their summer programs.  Alma also was a Poll Worker in Potter Township for many years. 

Alma is survived by her three children: Richard Barnes, Kathy & Tom Ruff, and David Barnes; her three grandchildren: Tom Ruff Jr., Matthew Barnes (Carmen Tracey) and Daniel Barnes; her nephew: George & Mindy Barnes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Willis E. Branthoover; and her former husband: Otis H. Barnes.

Friends will be received on Friday February 2, 2024 from 2pm until the time of Funeral Services at 5pm in Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at

The family wishes to thank Alma’s Lakeview family for all of the care and support shown to Alma.   

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