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Katherine Barnes

February 2, 1917 — October 11, 2009

Katherine Barnes

Katherine Ida Barnes passed away on Sunday October 11th, 2009 at Kenilworth Care & Rehab Center. Katherine was the wife of Arthur Allen Barnes who passed away in May 1997. Art & Kay lived on Lakeview Terrace in Sebring. Katherine (Kay) was born in Forest Lake, Minnesota on February 2, 1917 to William and Ida Hullar. The Hullar's moved to Hastings, MN where Kay went to school through her junior year of high school when they moved to Binghamton, NY where Kay graduated from Binghamton Central High School. The Hullar's returned to Minnesota where Kay and Art Barnes were married October 29, 1937. The Barnes' lived in Binghamton, NY and Rochester MN before they moved to Sebring over 35 years ago. Art and Kay had a keen interst in mission work and actually served two short term missionary assignments in Iquitos, Peru. Katherine is survived by son Allen who resides in West Dover, Vermont, and daughter Karen Bower who lives in Harpursville, New York; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be held, 2:30 pm, Friday, October 30, 2009 at Morris Funeral Chapel. Katherine will be buried along side husband, Arthur in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

In lieu of flowers Memorials maybe made to:

Katherine's Grandson Brett Bower and family are ministering in Kosovo, The Resurrection Fellowship Building project in Gjilan, Kosovo by the Christian & Missionary Alliance provides a place where people can "safely" seek out the truth of who Jesus is. The C&MA has agreed to buy the building. By telephone: Call The C&MA at (866) 443-8262 and say you would like to contribute to: "Approved Special - Gjilan Church Property" in honor of Katherine Barnes.

By mail: You can write out a check payable to: "The Christian & Missionary Alliance." On the memo line write: "Approved Special - Gjilan Church Property - In honor of Katherine Barnes." The mailing address is: The Christian and Missionary Alliance, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500


Katherine with husband Arthur served twice in Peru as short term missionaries. Contributions are welcome for the Maternal and Prenatal Center 'Digno de Vida' (translated 'Worthy of Life') in Peru. Charitable contributions to A.B.W.E., sent to address shown below with a note indicating that the "gift is to go to the Prenatal Center in Arequipa, Peru; in honor of Katherine Barnes." The donations should be deposited in the Prenatal Center Center sub account of Missionary Stephen & Deborah (Bond) Douglas working in Arequipa, Peru.

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Born: February 2, 1917
Place of Birth: Forest Lake, MN USA
Death: October 11, 2009
Place of Death: Sebring, FL USA
Occupation: Homemaker

Survived By

Allen Barnes, Son
Karen Bower, Daughter
five grandchildren
eight great grandchildren

Preceded In Death By

Arthur Allen Barnes, Spouse

Life Story

My Remembeer is Broke

Posted: October 28, 2009

My Rememberer is broke

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke

For when I'm "here" I'm wondering
If I really should be "there"
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say "what am I here for?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "who was that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.

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