Barrett, Ruth Lavon (nee Kopriva) age 86 of Elk River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Oct 16, 2012. Preceded in death by her husband James; brothers, John and Francis; sisters, Dolores and Ione Survived by her loving children Mark (Sue), Linda (Joe) Crawford, Dirk (Jayne), Greg (Dawn Books) Colleen (Larry) Wolner, Maureen (Don) Milless, Genevieve (Dave) Foss, Mary Gadach (Lance Tregoning), Joe (Lynette) 34 Grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren on the way. Also survived by her sisters Benita Williams and Patty Oatman. Ruth was extremely dedicated to her family and her faith. She was warm and gracious to her many friends. She especially loved the good times with “the Bowling Girls” and her card playing cronies. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon Tuesday at the Church of St. Andrew’s 566 4th St NW Elk River Visitation 4-8 PM Monday at the church and 1 hour prior to Mass at church on Tuesday. Interment St Andrew’s Parish Cemetery, Elk River.