Orvetta <I>Wissler</I> Barnes

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Orvetta Wissler Barnes

Birth
USA
Death 8 Sep 1998 (aged 94)
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 106792255 · View Source
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Orvetta Barnes was born on her father's birthday, March 29th, 1904, in Independence, Iowa. The daughter of Carl A. and Roscena Morse Wissler, she attended grade school in North Liberty, Iowa. Orvetta graduated from University High School, Iowa City, Iowa and has a BSC degree from the University of Iowa where she was a member of Hamlin Garland, Pi Omega Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha. She taught High School Business in Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois.

Orvetta married Fred Barnes on July 3,1935. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1991. They were the parents of two children: Ted and Joanne and have three grandsons.

She was a member of First Congregational Church, Decatur, Chapter CX P.E.O., GE-K Club, Women's Fellowship, South Side Country Club and Twinklers and former member of Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother.


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  • Created by: Sue Hawk Ridgley
  • Added: 16 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106792255
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orvetta Wissler Barnes (29 Mar 1904–8 Sep 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106792255, citing Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sue Hawk Ridgley (contributor 47001567) .