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 Bernita Mae <I>Bender</I> Barnes

Bernita Mae Bender Barnes

Birth
Hanson County, South Dakota, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 89)
Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100012513 · View Source
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Bernita Mae Barnes was one of thirteen children born to Phillip and Christina (Bertsch) Bender. She was born on the family farm near Fulton, SD on March 13, 1923. While in high school she moved with her family to Mitchell, SD. On March 17, 1942 she married Donald R. Barnes at Hartington, NE. They raised three children.

Bernita was proud of her long time clerical employment with J.C. Penney & Co. Throughout her life she pursued her love of art, specializing in oil portraits and landscapes. Sewing was another of her pastimes. She was a member of the First Reformed Church.

She is survived by three sons: Tobin Barnes and wife, Jeannie of Spearfish, SD, Don Barnes and wife, Kate of Sioux Falls, SD, and Bernie Barnes and wife, Judy of Mitchell, SD; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; a brother Ed Bender of Mitchell, SD; her dear friends, Fauna and Randy Kappenman, Mary Luckett and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald (1/1978); her parents and numerous brothers and sisters.


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  • Created by: Dakotafaye
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100012513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernita Mae Bender Barnes (13 Mar 1923–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100012513, citing American Legion Cemetery, Mitchell, Davison County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Dakotafaye (contributor 47413011) .