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KATHERINE M. BARNES - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Katherine M. Barnes, 101, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She was born in Charlotte on Oct. 11, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Marianne Timms, who predeceased her. Katherine grew up in Charlotte, but lived most of her adult life in South Burlington. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed driving her car on many trips to visit her brothers and sisters in New York and Connecticut. She was privileged to be able to visit her ancestral home in England with her sisters, Ruth and June, where they were entertained by Timms family cousins. Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd R. Barnes in 1977; son, Charles A. Barnes in 1992; grandson, Todd Qatani in 1993; and siblings, Betty Smith, Harold Timms, Helen Timms, Frank Timms, Percy Timms, Flora Roy, Charles Timms, Sydney Timms, Dorothy Newton, Doris Timms and Rena Jelly. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Sayward and June Pelland; children, Robert Barnes of South Burlington, Clairrene Oldenburgh of Colchester, Shirley Qatani of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and Beverly Mumley of Essex; grandchildren, Deborah Cousino, Donna Metivier, Diane Miner, Patricia Bosley, Michael Barnes, David Barnes, Brian Barnes, Brenda Curran and Martin Qatani; and by many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral, in the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road in Burlington. Online condolences may be sent to

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 13, 2013
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