Margaret L. Barnes

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Margaret L. Barnes, 96, of Elizabethtown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 10, 1922, in Winchester, Indiana, to Carl and Wilda Hiatt, Margaret was a 1940 graduate of Huntsville High School in Randolph County, Indiana. She played clarinet in the high school band. Margaret lived there 35 years as a practicing Quaker, starting her own family while farming. The family moved to Elyria, Ohio, where she resided 36 years serving in Elyria and Midview Church of the Nazarene and retiring from a career as a health aid with Cleveland Homemakers. In 1993, she moved to Elizabethtown, becoming a member of Gilead Baptist Church, the Sunshiners Senior Citizens Group and the Senior Rook Club in Glendale. She was musically gifted and enjoyed playing gospel hymns on the piano, organ, and the accordion (her favorite).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Barnes; her parents; and two brothers, Walter and Chester Hiatt.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Rebecca) Coley of Owenton and Philip (Teresa) Coley of Elizabethtown; six grandchildren, Julie O'Banion, Jason Coley, Jacob Coley, Natalie Burden, Bryan Coley and Jessica Owsley; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Revs. Ken Wade and Justin Rutledge officiating. Burial is at 2 p.m. Friday at Ridge Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Amherst, Ohio, under the direction of Dicken Funeral Home in Elyria.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Manakee Funeral Home.
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Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 13, 2018