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Barbara Ann Rimbey

October 30, 1957 - June 6, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

June 6, 2021



Birth Date:

October 30, 1957

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Barbara Ann Rimbey

Barbara “Barbie” Ann Rimbey, 63, of Waverly passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Elderwood Care in Waverly, New York.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Helen Shermer Rimbey.

Barbie is survived by her siblings, Rita Rimbey of Elmira and John (Nancy) Rimbey of Waverly; nieces and nephews, Tim Farwell, Gary Farwell Jr, Stacey (Mike) Lunger, Debbie (Matt) Bonnett, Andrew (Sarah) Rimbey, Jeff (Susan) Walker, Steven (Karen) Walker; along with several great nieces, nephews and friends.

Barbie worked at Penn York Opportunities and then to Southern Tier Industries for several years.  She loved Elvis, listening to all kinds of music, NASCAR and traveling with the group home.  She participated in the local Special Olympics and was an avid bowler.  Barbie was well loved by everyone she met. 

A time of calling will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625. Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A funeral service to honor Barbie’s life will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating and burial to follow at Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  For those unable to attend the service, we will Live Stream the service at 12:00 PM at  Memorial donations may be made in Barbie’s name to your local Special Olympics.  Those who wish to send a message of sympathy to Barbie’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Kristy schrader
ISO sorry for your loss , it was a pleasure to get to know such a sweet soul. She will be truly missed.

From: Claire Larrison
I’m very sorry for the loss of Barbie! She is in good hands. Prayers to her family.

From: Barbara  L Park
Barbie attended Sunday school when I was a teacher at Grace Episcopal church. She was a sweet little girl, that I remember holding on my lap. Knowing her was my pleasure. I was a girl Mom and loved it. She now flies all around us! I am  sorry for your loss.

From: Barbi Hallett Sloat
What a loss-she was such a kind soul. My Grandmother was a bus driver for Waverly school district and back in the day she had to drive Barbi up to Elmira on the bus and she would let Us driver w/Her and Barbi -We had so much fun. Thank You Barbi for the special memories. RIP dear Friend!!

From: Jennifer (Orso) Hinds
Rita I am so sorry for the loss of Barb, she was the purest most genuine loving soul I have ever known. I will miss seeing her in the store and still remembering who I was and she would always say "Hey Jenny" and I would get the biggest hug ever.  I truly am blessed to have known such a beautiful person and call her my cousin.  God bless you all.

From: Cassandra LPN
I am so sorry for your family's loss.  It was such an honor and privilege to care for Barbie as she really was such a beautiful soul. She stole my heart as soon as I met her and will absolutely cherish my memories with her.

From: JEANNE (BOSTWICK)BENNETT bennettjeanne8

From: Angeline  Piper
Heaven has gotten a beautiful angel.  I have known you all my life and I know if Michael could talk he would tell you how much he loved you! You will always be in my heart Barbie,you can now enjoy paradise.

From: John Vanderhoof
When I worked with you it was fun singing Elvis songs with you. When we were younger playing football in Stewart’s front lawn. All great memories. Rest well!!! 

From: Gary Sackett
John and Rita,
So sorry for your loss. I remember Barbie as a young girl growing up on Orange Street.  She was always such a sweet girl.

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