LO RE KING, BARBARA HARRIET NOONEY AKSTIN Anthony - Barbara Harriet Nooney Akstin Lo Re King, 80, a resident of Anthony, Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Barbara was born November 23, 1936 in Scarsdale, New York, the daughter to Edwin A. and Harriet Skinner Lynch Nooney. Barbara attended Syracuse University in International Studies after graduating from Scarsdale High School. She loved horses, and was the owner of Rubicon Arabians, a fifty horse boarding and nationally successful show stable in Andover, New Jersey. Barbara served as the owner and president of Verflex Chemical Coatings in East Rutherford, NJ and of Grenoble Mills in Alabama. She was also the owner of Aeroflex Airport in Andover, NJ, on her farm which is now Kittatinny Valley State Park. Locally, Barbara volunteered with the Appleton Museum, the Lions Club (treasurer) and the United Way. She served in the Girl Scouts of America in Saddle River, New Jersey. Predeceased by her brother, Bill Lynch of Watsonville, California. She is survived by children, Matthew Daniel Akstin, wife, Ruth Anne, and Kerry Britt, husband, John; grandchildren are Matthew Douglas Akstin, wife, Celine, Anja Akstin, Christopher Andrew Akstin, wife, Taja, Cole and Kelly Britt; great-grandchildren, Ava and Matthew Damian Akstin. The family wishes to offer our gratitude to Vickie Libby for her loyalty and care of Barbara, and also Hospice of Marion County who offered support to Barbara's desire to stay in her home with her dogs throughout her cancer battle.
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