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 Mary Ellen <I>Barnes</I> Backus

Mary Ellen Barnes Backus

Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 Aug 2010 (aged 85)
Canaan, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Canaan, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 55872316 · View Source
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Mary Ellen Barnes Backus, 85, of Canaan, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Frank and Lottie Vanosdol Barnes. She resided all of her life in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and caring for her family. She also enjoyed having children around her home. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church near Canaan.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Benjamin L. "Benny" Backus, whom she married Feb. 27, 1943; two daughters, Betty Gates of Columbus and Carolyn Humphrey of Canaan; one son, Vinson Backus of Canaan; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Elvin Barnes and Kenneth Barnes.

The funeral was at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan.

Madison Courier 8/4/10

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  • Created by: Denny Jackson
  • Added: 4 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55872316
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ellen Barnes Backus (17 Aug 1924–3 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55872316, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canaan, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Denny Jackson (contributor 24259678) .