Mary Caroline Barnes

Mary Caroline Barnes DeWitt Mary Caroline Barnes passed away peacefully on July 27, 2011. She was born June 11, 1927 to John and Mary Metzger. Mary was a proud graduate of Holt High School, class of 1945 and retired from the DeWitt Public School System. For almost 64 years she was the loving "bride" of James Barnes, who survives her. A woman filled with love for all those around her, Mary cherished her family, neighbors, lunchroom pals (what fun we had!) and classmates. Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers John, August and Frank Metzger; sisters Wilma Sawyer and Kay Kline and Elaine Seibold. Besides her loving husband, Mary is survived by her niece, Cheryl (Bill) Ballard, whom she loved like a daughter, sisters Loraine Metzger, Anna Mort and Angela Metzger; Marge and Bob Bartley, Onalee Barnes and many loving nieces, nephews, her beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren who always brought smiles to her face and her "4-legged pal" Murphy. She will live in our hearts and minds forever. Cremation has taken place. Contributions may be made to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, c/o NBD Commerce Bank, P.O. Box 16224, Lansing, MI 48901 in memory of Mrs. Barnes. Online condolences may be made at:

Funeral Home

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
205 E Washington DeWitt, MI 48820
(517) 669-6465

Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 7, 2011