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Cathy Barnes


1955 - 2018
Cathy Barnes Obituary
March 11, 1955 - March 5, 2018
Cathy E. Barnes was born on March 11, 1955, at Fort Hood, TX, where her father was on active duty. She passed after a long battle with MS and related health issues on Monday, March 5, 2018, at the age of 62.

Cathy was always in good spirits even when in much pain and discomfort. She was very outgoing, loved everyone, and was always liked and admired by all who knew her.

Cathy is survived by her mother, Dr. Rosanna Ledbetter, a brother, Steven Barnes, an uncle and aunt, Donald and Carole Ledbetter, and an aunt Shelba Barnes.

Cathy had a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture at the University of Illinois, and a Masters of Arts Degree from Northern Illinois University for the Hearing Impaired.

Cathy had many job experiences in many different parts of the U.S. and had memberships in many professional organizations throughout her career. From 1978-1982 she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile. Following this, Cathy was an English teacher in Santiago, Chile.

Cathy and her mother moved to San Antonio in the early 90's. Initially she lived by herself, but, as MS took a greater toll on her, Cathy required more care. Cathy spent her last years at Brookdale Assisted Living Residence. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

It is requested that flowers or cards not be sent, but instead that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Published in Express-News on Mar. 14, 2018
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