|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2009|
Madaline M. Barnes, age 90, died peacefully on Wed. evening, April 8, 2009 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1919 in Lee County, Illinois the daughter of Irvin W. and Marguerite (O'Donnell) Herrmann. In 1940, Madaline graduated from Northern Illinois Teachers College in DeKalb, Illinois with a BS in Home Economics. She was a teacher in the Battle Creek Public School District for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Madaline was active for many years at the "School Farm," which is now known as the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center. Madaline married Captain Cecil N. Barnes on Feb. 13, 1943 in Cheraw, SC.; he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard "Dick" Barnes on March 27, 2009; a grandson, Timothy; and two brothers. Madaline is survived by a son, Michael D. (Linda) Barnes of Oregon; two daughters, Marcia J. (Roger) Carpenter of IN. and Susan K. Barnes of Kalamazoo, MI; 9 grandchildren, Kent (Lisa) Barnes, Ryan Barnes, Tara Brown, David Schaut, Jonathon (Kristine) Barnes, Justin (Jessie) Barnes, Ann (John) Hodge, Scott (Lisa) Carpenter, Nicholas (Amanda) Smith; 12 great-grandchildren; and 5 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a member of St.Philip Catholic Church, and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the Battle Creek Home Ecnomics Association and was a former secetary for the Battle Creek Area Retired Teachers Association. Madaline enjoyed sewing, crafts, traveling, playing Bridge and Dominoes and spending time with her loving family.
Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Internment in Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Cecil Barnes (1918 - 2008)
Richard Joseph Barnes (1950 - 2009)*
Fort Custer National Cemetery
Created by: Kathryn Cotter Gilman
Record added: Apr 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35711370