Betty Lou Barnes

March 11, 2016

Betty Lou Barnes 90 of rural Frankfort, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016 at her home.  Born October 5, 1925 in Clinton County to Everett D. & Mary M. (Grover) Dunn. She married Earl D. Barnes on August 7, 1948 in Hillisburg United Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2006.  Betty grew up in Clinton County, lived in Winamac and Crown Point before returning to Clinton County in 1960.  She was a 1943 graduate of Scircleville High School and a 1947 graduate of Purdue University, and she sang in the Purdue Chorus.  She was a Kindergarten Teacher for Clinton Central School Corporation for 16 years.  Betty was a member of the Hillisburg United Methodist Church, past member of the Hillisburg UMC Women and Hillisburg Eastern Star, member of Johnson Township Homemakers Club and Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

Visitation and Services

Services will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society or Clinton County Cancer Society.

Survived by:

3 Sons: Jeff Barnes of Sacramento, CA, Brad (Tina) Barnes of rural Frankfort, Tom Barnes of Frankfort, 8 Grandchildren Jonathan, Russell, Daniel, Samuel and Michael Barnes, Stephanie (Ben) Barnes Davis, Aaron (Staci) Glaser and Ashley Glaser, 2 Great Granddaughters: Haylee & McKenzie.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters-in-law, Brenda Barnes and Kay Barnes.


Leave your Condolences

16 Condolences for “Betty Lou Barnes”

  1. Richard and Sharon Wyrick March 13, 2016 at 7:48 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Enjoyed being a colleague of Betty at CCE. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Leah Dawn Greeno/ Schalk March 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Dear family of Mrs. Barnes. Though many years have passed by I was a student of Mrs. Barnes at Clinton Central, she was the most wonderful teacher I had in the twelve years. She was my very first teacher and I never forgot how she made such an impact on my life. I loved her very much and enjoyed the year I spent learning under her. Many memories remain in my heart and will always dwell there of things she did and how she taught. Some of the things that trigger my thoughts of the year I spent in her class was the fun sand box table with white sand, the Christmas tree that had a light that shined on it turning the color red, blue, green, and yellow. We made fried pumpkin seeds and oh, yes our moment of sipping milk (white or chocolate) for a snack. Never to forget the reading books “Sam I Am”. So much more. She made learning fun. I know her family will deeply miss her and so will I but her legacy will always shine through the children she taught. My deepest condolence to you. May God richly bless your family and comfort you in this time of grief. Thank you for allowing your mother and grandmother to share her life to myself and so many. My prayers to you God Bless.

  3. Michele March 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Tom i am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  4. Marita Huffer Barthuly March 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mrs. Barnes passing away! She was my kindergarten teacher and I have such fond memories of her! Rest in Peace!

  5. Lisa Plunkitt March 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Deepest condolences to your family.She was a wonderful teacher.

  6. John and Connie Kramer March 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Blessings to the Barnes family. Sorry to learn of your loss. Many fond memories of our years centering around CCE activities.

    John and Connie Kramer

  7. John and Mary Kay Baker, family March 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Christy Tishner Blandford March 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    May Mrs. Barnes rest in peace, and fly with the angels

  9. Lyn Salem March 14, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Mrs. Barnes was one of my elementary teachers. She made a huge impact on so many young lives. She will be missed. I’m sorry for your loss. It was a blessing to know her.

  10. Beth Wheeler and family March 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Thinking of the Barnes family!! Sending prayers!

  11. Suz Kelly Hunter March 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Dear Jeff and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy. Great memories of your mom. She was such a joy to be near. Love to all of you.

    • Jeff Barnes April 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      How nice to hear from you. It has been a long time! Thank you for you kind words and condolences. I hope you and you family are well. I’ve been in California now for 38 years and it’s home now. I remember visiting your mom after you “grew up”! Where are you living now? We are just outside Sacramento and its like Indianapolis with CA weather! Anyway, good to hear from you.

  12. Richard Jenkins March 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    we are so sorry for your loss

  13. Darryl Greeno March 15, 2016 at 1:58 am

    My sincere deepest condolence for your loss. Betty warmed many young hearts as we left our mothers side for the first time. May your hearts also be warmed during this difficult time as we eternally remember and pay tribute to the wonderful teacher, Mrs. Barnes.

  14. Nancy Hasler March 15, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Brad and family, I was so sorry to read about your mom. Although I only met her a few times, she was always so kind. Sending good thoughts your way, Nancy Blankenship Hasler

  15. Janis Harshbarger March 18, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Betty was quite a lady. I loved working with Betty during the years she volunteered at the Elementary Library.

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