Marilyn M. Barnes

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BARRY, Ill. -- Marilyn M. Barnes, 84, of Barry, died Friday evening (Feb. 28, 2014) in the Barry Community Care Center.

She was born in Pittsfield on March 24, 1929, to George and Nellie Shewe Jones. She married Bob Barnes in Barry United Methodist Church in 1963 and he survives.

After graduating from Barry High School in 1948, Marilyn attended Gem City College in Quincy then worked for Grover Redman. She later worked for Gully Insurance and Hays-Gates Insurance before joining the boys in the garage at Oitker Ford, where she was the bookkeeper until she retired. Marilyn was a wonderful cook, and loved to bake her Christmas rolls, bread and ice cream pie. She was a great seamstress who made clothes for herself and her family. She was an avid reader and was an active member of Barry United Methodist Church. Marilyn always said that her husband, Bob, was "a good looking man," and she loved to spend time with him and the rest of her loving family.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; and two daughters, N.L. (Kenny McPherson) Barnes of Sedalia, Mo., and Carol (Kris) Knight of Sedalia; and two grandchildren, Madison and Jones Knight.

Marilyn was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Jones; and a sister, Elizabeth Jones.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Niebur Funeral Chapel, Barry, with Associate Pastor JoAnn Ruff conducting. Interment will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Barry United Methodist Church or Barry Community Care Center.

ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Barry.


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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2014
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