Barbara Irene Rix
Date of Birth
March 18, 1932
Dayton, Ohio
Entered into Rest
June 23, 2023
Ashland, Nebraska
Graveside Service

Friday, July 28, 2023 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska


Capital Humane Society ~ Lincoln, Nebraska

Barbara Irene Rix, 91, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Friday, June 23, 2023 at Oxbow Assisted Living in Ashland, NE.  She was born March 18, 1932 in Dayton, OH to Donald and Katherine (Sullivan) Davis.  Barbara graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University.  In November of 1954, Barbara was married to Douglas E. Rix at Grace Methodist Church in Dayton, OH.

Barbara worked at Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln, NE at the reference desk for 18 years.  She enjoyed visiting the Lead Conference Center, attending musicals and plays and traveling the world with her husband.  Some of her hobbies included art, drawing, pottery and gardening.  She loved nature, the outdoors and playing cards in her Bridge groups.  Barbara was a member of First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln, NE.

She is survived by her children, Douglas C. Rix and Julie Rix.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Katherine Davis; sister, Joann Hoff.

Condolences for Barbara Irene Rix
  1. Nancy Pittman
    • July 23, 2023 - 11 months ago

    Condolences to the family on the passing of Doug and Barbara!

  2. Heidi Loges
    • July 24, 2023 - 11 months ago

    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember and cherish the memories of your parents.

  3. Kim Jorgensen
    • July 24, 2023 - 11 months ago

    Barbara was an amazing Reference librarian! Our thoughts are with you at this time. -Kim and Peter Jorgensen, Bennett Martin Reference Department

  4. Becky Wurm Clark
    • July 25, 2023 - 11 months ago

    Barb always had a smile and a calm presence. She was a lovely colleague.

  5. Bob Boyce, BMPL Reference Dept.
    • July 25, 2023 - 11 months ago

    It was a pleasure to work alongside Barbara in the Reference Dept. at Benett Martin. She was always upbeat and pleasant.

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