Edward F. Barnes
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CHILLICOTHE: Edward F. Barnes, 85 years old, died 7:52 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in the Adena Regional Medical Center.
He was born September 1, 1928, in Chillicothe, to the late Herbert R. and Mildred C. Rittinger Barnes. On August 12, 1948 in Greenup, KY, he married the former Virginia M. Steinbrook who passed away on February 10, 1990.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon K. and Richard Cockrell, of Chillicothe and Kathy J. and Robert Baranick, of Kingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas F. and Sharon Barnes, of Chillicothe and Bruce E. and Melissa Barnes, of Mt. Sterling; a sister-in-law, Flossie Steinbrook, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Jason Cockrell, Danielle Robbins, Shona Maddy, Tommy Barnes, Tonya Anderson and Alberto, Lance and Madison Barnes; 12 great grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Norma Jean and John Gillfilan, of Conover, OH. He was predeceased by his father, Herbert R. Barnes; mother and stepfather, Mildred C. and Earl J. Hardman; a sister and brother-in-law, Eileen "Mickey" and William Easterday and brothers, David E. Barnes, Sr. and Herbert R. Barnes, Jr.
Edward retired from the B&O Railroad in 1990. He attended Harrison Grade School and Adelphi High School and received his diploma from Southeastern in 2001 at a combined ceremony which honored veterans for their service to our country and for his graduation. Edward, a World War II Veteran, served in the U.S. Navy Veteran having sailed around the world on the USS Columbus, the USS Independence and the USS Pickaway. He saw a lot of the Middle East and South Pacific. Edward was honorably discharged on October 13, 1947.
Edward was a member of the F.O.E. Aeries 600 and was a Golden Eagle Member, AMVETS, Moose, American Legion Post 124 Waverly, Elks Lodge, VFW Post 108, Antique Car Club of Ross County, the Ross County Conservation League, Ross County Shrine Club, Scioto Lodge #6 F&AM and the Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Willard Kellough officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ware's where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m.
God saw you were getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So he wrapped his arms around you, And whispered, "come to me". You didn't deserve what you went through, So he gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain. We could not wish you back to suffer that again.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Oct. 31, 2013