Plymouth OH 44865 5/5/2010 11:00:00
Fern Olive Barnes, age 90, resident of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at Willard Health Care. She was born on July 22, 1919 in Peru Township to the late Gary and Ida Belle Boose Eastman. She attended school at Laurel Hill and Monroeville. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, music and family gatherings. She was a member of the Plymouth Presbyterian Church and a Plymouth resident most fo her life.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Claude) Ousley and Norma (Mike) Laser; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Burton and Burdette Eastman and one sister, Carol Cameron.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years Frederick George Barnes; a granddaughter, Melanie Kanney; two brothers, Wayne and Glenn Eastman; six sisters, Glady’s Smith, Alice Schaechterle, Bernice Wheeler, Mary Sulser, Clarabelle Kelly and Marjorie Clark.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio with Rev. Eagle Bear Burling officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to North Central Ohio Hospice or the Plymouth EMS. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dearest Janet and Norma, also the intire family. Our deepest sorrow goes out to you. I’m an old lost cousin, daughter of Jerry and Dolores Minniear. Bernice Wheeler was my grandma,and sisiter to your lovley mother. I only have wonderful happy thoughts of aunt Fern and you girls. I know it is hard to lose a mother , I miss mine every day. Thankfully we know that they are all togherth in the paradice of heaven. God bless all of you, you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Renee and Dave Martinez
We meet Mrs. Barnes when we rented the brick home across the road. She enjoyed watching our oldest play softball outside with my husband and I. My children enjoyed crossing the road and saying hi to her when she was sitting on her porch.
I have a great memory of her. We have a dog that is always getting loose. We had him in a kennel with the 6 ft fencing. Here he was climbing the fence with his paws. Mrs. Barnes happen to see him do this. She said she couldn’t believe it when she saw him stick each paw in the holes of the fence and climb out.
She was a great lady and I am glad I had the chance to get to know her!
To the Family of Mrs. Fern Barnes,
I would like to extend my sympathy to you at the time of your Mother’s death. Norma and Janet, I can see you by her side all those times she came to the hospital. Even though she was 90 years old, it’s not easy to say good-bye to your mother. My prayers are with you, especially on Wednesday.
God’s peace and consolation to your whole family.
Sister Diane Hay
Mercy Willard Hospital
To the family of Mrs Fern Barnes: My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. I wish I could be with you at this time honoring your beloved mother. I had the opportunity to live either beside or across the street from Fern, Janet, and Norma for most of my life in Ohio. Fern made such a positive influence on everyone who had the pleasure to know her. She was cheerfull, courageous and always took such a kind interest in others. Even though she will be dearly missed, we have such wonderful memories of her and know that she is always with us in spirit. Sandy Barnes
Norma, sorry to read of your mothers passing, my prayers are with you and Mike. May you find peace in the memories that you have of your mom.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Dear Janet & family Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Pat Pagel Weatherbie
I am so sorry about Fern, we sure will miss her in our neighborhood. I will miss our usual Tuesday morning get-to-gethers. jl5ph
Dear Janet and family–I am so sorry for your loss–your Mom was such a sweet woman–I have many good memories of our times together on East High Street. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peggy (Dawson) Pleasnick