Barbara Joline Shrull |

Barbara Joline Shrull

Barbara Joline Shrull of New Castle died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was 71.

She was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Belleville, Kan., to Thelma and Clifford James.

The family moved to Carbondale, and she attended both Missouri Heights schools and Carbondale High School.

She married Frank Don Shrull on July 28, 1958. They made their home in New Castle, where they raised two sons. In 1981, a fire destroyed their home, and they rebuilt on the same property.

Mrs. Shrull was an artist and avid crafter, and enjoyed showing her unique items to friends and family. When she wasn’t painting or working on her crafts, she liked gardening and going to yard sales. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Thelma James; and by a daughter, Penny Benedict.

Mrs. Shrull is survived by her husband, Frank Don Shrull of New Castle; by a sister, Janeita James of Savanna, Ill.; by a brother and sister-in-law Delbert and Ronnie James of New Castle; by sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Sheryl Shrull of New Castle and Dale and Donna Shrull of Glenwood Springs; by daughters Charlotte Metcalfe of Anchorage, Alaska, and Patty Rabish of Chiefland, Fla.; by grandchildren Jamie Ownbey, Jesse Cordova and Jackie Shrull, all of New Castle, Brook Metcalfe of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dallas Metcalfe of Anchorage, Alaska; and great-grandchildren Robert Shrull, Tristan Ownbey and Jacquelyn Cordova, all of New Castle.

She will be missed by family and the numerous friends she made during her many years in New Castle and the region.

Visitation will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road in Rifle.

A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in New Castle.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice in the name of Barbara Shrull at P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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