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 Mildred Eunice “Millie” <I>Norsworthy</I> Barnes

Mildred Eunice “Millie” Norsworthy Barnes

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 2 Dec 2013 (aged 82)
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
Burial Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Garden of Gethsemane, Section 11
Memorial ID 176335190 · View Source
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Tulsa World Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 1:01 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

BARNES - Mildred Eunice Norsworthy, Millie Barnes died of cancer at Moorings Park in Naples, FL, on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the age of 90. She was born on October 27, 1918, in Oklahoma City, the second of seven children. Her mother, Viola Irene Riggert, was of German descent while her father, Neil Newman Norsworthy, had an English, Irish and Scotch background. He was traffic manager of the Oklahoma Railroad and ended his career as a Vice-President of the Rock Island Railroad. Millie graduated from Oklahoma City College in 1938, and at age 20 moved to Tulsa, taking a job as the legal secretary at Warren Petroleum, working for the President. The company sent her to Tulsa Law School at night, and she completed two years before marrying William Harvey Barnes of Bartlesville in 1943. They lived in Tulsa, Louisville and ultimately Naples together for 63 years until his death in 2007. They were members of the Tulsa Petroleum Club; the Pendennis and Big Spring Clubs in Louisville; and Bear's Paw Country Club, Naples Country Club, Windstar Country Club, Collier Athletic Club and Lakewood Country Club in Naples, FL, where they retired in 1977. Millie volunteered for many years at hospitals in Louisville and Naples, working on medical records and birth certificates, which allowed her to put her Spanish to use. Millie's passions were playing championship level bridge and competitive golf, swimming, dancing and gardening. She was a standout in every endeavor, always liking a fair wager and with her competitive instincts, often winning. In the 1980s, she won the city championship for her group at The Glades, and in 1986, won the Naples Senior golf tournament at Lakewood. She was an active member and officer of garden clubs in Tulsa and Louisville, and her green thumb was the envy of family and friends. Her love of dancing was legendary. Until early this year she kept up an active schedule, swimming 16 lengths of the Moorings Park pool daily, golfing a couple of times a week, playing bridge several times each week, and dancing with her friends regularly. She is survived by: one sister, Viola Mae "Vicki" Newman and her husband Jim of Oklahoma City; three sons and their wives - James Barnes (Anne Fuhrman) of Villamblard, France, Dr. Glenn Barnes (Susan) of Louisville, and Robert Barnes (and Minda) of Los Angeles; five grandchildren - Deborah Barnes of San Rafael, Lisa Barnes of New York City, Allison Mull of Louisville, Sociana Clark of Miland, England and Joshua Barnes of Los Angeles; her late husband's son, William Barry of Salt Lake City and his children, Andrea Barry-Smith of Seattle and Rebecca Barry of Phoenix; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loving friend, Bob Shiff. A memorial service will be held at Bower Chapel, Moorings Park in Naples, FL at 11 a.m., on June 20, 2009. Memorial contributions may be made to the Avow Hospice of Naples or to a favorite charity. Mildred Eunice Norsworthy Barnes

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 176335190
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mildred Eunice “Millie” Norsworthy Barnes (1 Mar 1931–2 Dec 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176335190, citing Calvary Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .