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Barnes - Doris

Fri, Dec 26th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Doris Barnes, 93, of Chatfield, a former farm homemaker and teacher, died December 21, 2003 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had lived the past two years.

Doris King was born July 24, 1910, in rural Spring Valley, and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1928. She taught in rural schools in Fillmore County. On June 12, 1935, she married Donald Barnes in Sumner Township, Fillmore County. The couple farmed, and in 1967 moved to Chatfield. Mr. Barnes died April 14, 1990. Mrs. Barnes was a member of Sumner Center United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, was church historian, and taught Sunday school. She also was a volunteer at the Chatfield Tourism Building, was a 4-H leader and was a member of Chatfield Community Club.

Survivors include one son, Loren (Ella) of Chatfield; three daughters, Lucille (Blaine) Diesslin of Ely, Ruth Barnes of Fridley, Minn., and Marlys Meyer of Rochester; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joy Evans of Stewartville. Five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral for Doris Barnes was December 24, 2003 at Sumner Center United Methodist Church in rural Chatfield, with the Rev. Victoria Ashley officiating. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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