Barbara Lou Rudo, 85, rural Akron, died at 10:29 p.m., March 25, 2020, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
She was born on May 16, 1934, to Glen W. and Minnie M. (McClone) Holloway in Mentone. Barbara graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1952. She married Sava Rudo on July 4, 1953 at the Beaver Dam United Methodist Church. Her and Sava moved from Mentone to Nebraska and lived there for 30 years. She then moved to Akron 32 years ago where they made Akron their final home.
Barbara enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She also like doing word searches. Barbara worked at the Heckman Bindery in North Manchester but has been retired for several years.
Surviving Barbara are her three children: Sheryl (Eric) Hayes of Omaha, Neb.; Sandra (Troy) Smith of Claypool; Scott (Jo-Ann) Rudo of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers: Dean (Sylvia) Holloway of Rochester; Don Holloway of Cromwell; five grandchildren: Sony (Andrea) Nemitz of Warsaw; Samantha (Terry) Masterson of Warsaw; Janell (Jimmy) Rickard of Freemont, Neb.; David Hayes of Omaha, Neb.; Sava Rudo of Omaha, Neb.; seven great-grandchildren: Tyler, Seth, Brigit, Dacey, Natalie, Lance and Cameron.
Preceding Barbara in death are her parents; her husband Sava Rudo, May 11, 2015; three brothers: Bud, Bernie and Rodney Holloway; one sister: Phyllis Nette; seven half siblings: Emma, Frank, Kathlene, Paulene, Frances, Helen and Lela.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private services will be held with burial in the Nichols Cemetery, Akron. There will be a public Service of Remembrance at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Barbara, memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Welfare League, 1048 S. 325 E., Pierceton, IN 46562.
The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care for the family of Barbara Rudo.