Frances Susan <I>Adams</I> Barnes

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Frances Susan Adams Barnes

  • Birth 21 Nov 1917 Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 2008 Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 25604420

Frances Adams Barnes, 90, of Waco, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, at Regent Care Center. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 31, at Bartlett City Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating. Burial will follow at Bartlett City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home.

Frances was born in Raymondville, Texas, to the late Ed and Josephine Adams. She grew up in Bartlett, Texas, where she graduated from high school in 1935. Following her graduation, she worked for Western Union.

In 1940, she married R. C. Barnes, Jr., who was an engineer with the Soil Conservation Service. He later served as a pilot and Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific, and during this period, Frances worked for a bank in Austin. Returning home, R.C. continued working with the Soil Conservation Service, which led to their living in Harlingen, Temple, Ft. Worth, Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., where he retired.

They moved to Waco in 1977 to be near their families. Frances was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Frances loved her family, and her greatest joy was making friends, knowing their families, and visiting with them in person, by phone, and by writing letters. She always remembered and acknowledged all their birthdays and other special occasions.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.C.; brother, E.L. Adams Jr.; and a sister, LaNelle Adams.

Survivors include her son, Bruce "B.L." Barnes and wife, Gigi; sister, Elaine Adams, all of Waco; a sister-in-law, Sally Fuller, of Glen Rose; several cousins, and many friends.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 3/29/2008 - 3/30/2008

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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 28 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25604420
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Susan Adams Barnes (21 Nov 1917–28 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25604420, citing Bartlett City Cemetery, Bartlett, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .