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Wahneta Jean Barnes
Wahneta Jean BarnesCrossWahneta Jean Barnes, age 85, of Radnor, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Grady Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

Wahneta was born June 28, 1926, to the late Huston and Bernice (Watkins) Ackley of Prospect.  She was a 1945 graduate of Prospect High School.  On October 7, 1947, she married Harold Barnes of Tiffin, the marriage being performed by a former Prospect Methodist minister in Zanesville.  Harold preceded her in death April 23, 1995.

Their married life began on a farm in Tiffin, where Harold had been raised.  Not long after the births of their son, Tim and daughter Sue, they returned to the Prospect area and resided on the farm where Wahneta grew up.

Wahneta was a busy farm wife and loved the excitement of watching her children show livestock at the county fair and the Ohio State Fair.  Of course, years later it was her grandchildren who earned the ribbons with her seated in the front row.  She loved to travel.  She and Harold were fortunate it enough travel to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, and different places in Europe.  She was a fan of baseball, football, and especially basketball. Being a true Buckeye fan, she remembered the names of all her favorite players.  In her later years, she became a great card player and met several times a week with different friends for an afternoon of fun.

She was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church where she served on many committees through the years.  She also enjoyed being a member of the Prospect Senior Citizens.

Wahneta is survived by son, Timothy A. (Deborah) Barnes, Radnor, and daughter Sue A. (Philip) Cunningham, Prospect. She is also survived by three grandchildren Chad (Molly) Barnes, Ashley, Shane (Kim) Barnes, Sycamore, Pa, and Trish (J.B.) Levering, Fredericktown, and great-grandson, Garrett Barnes. She is also survived by brother-in-law George C. Barnes of Bradenton, FL.

Calling hours will be Thursday, December 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect. Funeral services will be Friday, December 9, at 11 a.m., at the Prospect United Methodist Church with Pastor Rich Allen officiating. Burial will be in Radnor Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 203 North Elm St.,  P. O. Box 6, Prospect, OH  43342.

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#1 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Richwood
buckeyefan6595@hotmail.com Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Tim and Sue and families.  So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.  I have such great memories of all of you when I lived in Prospect and went to church with your family.  May God give you strength at this difficult time.  



#2 from: Cheryl Oehler
Sun City, Arizona
No email Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Dear Tim and Sue,
I was so sorry to read of your mom's passing. I had a very nice visit with her in September 2011 at the Prospect Senior Center. She was a special lady. We shared some happy memories and laughed a lot. I know you will miss her. Please know you are in my daily thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Cheryl



#3 from: Connie Crist
Delaware
conniecrist@aol.com Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Sue and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.   Your mom was an awesome lady.
                                          Love, Connie
                                 
                                       
   



#4 from: Ruby (Jones) Miller
Peoria, Illinois
No email Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Dear Tim and Sue,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your families. Ruby (Jones) Miller



#5 from: Pauline Oehler
20014 N. Trading Post, Sun City West, AZ  85375
No email Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Sue, Tim and families.
We were sorry to see that you lost your mother. She was a wonderful lady. Mother and Dad thought so much of both your mother and father. They  enjoyed her visit to Arizona when she came with Chloe. Please know our thoughts are with you as you mourn her loss.

Pauline Oehler
Tom and Peggy Knickel



#6 from: Ohio Shropshire Breeders' Association
Ohio
SchoolhousShrops@aol.com Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Dear Tim & Family,
We send our thoughts and prayers to you during this time of sorrow.  May you find comfort in the memories, love of family and the support of friends.  
Jim & Denise Percival
Ohio Shropshire Breeders' Association



#7 from: Ralph & Mary Lee
Marion, OH
mylee11@frontier.com Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Dear Tim & Sue,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.  She enjoyed her children and grand children so much and had pride in every activity in which you participated.  She can be proud of the legacy that she leaves. Remember the good times with your parents, they are treasurers that you can review over and over again in your minds.

Take care of your selves, you took good care of your Mom. May God's love surround you in this time of sorrow.

Ralph & Mary Lee (Barb Rice's parents)



#8 from: Lindsay Criswell
Delaware, Ohio
lindsay@lindsaycriswell.com Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Dear Sue, Trish, and family,

I love you guys so much! I just wanted you to know that I am glad I got to meet Wahneta, and that she sure has a wonderful daughter and grandaughter. I am thankful for the blessings (Sue and Trish) Wahneta is connected to in my life. To the rest of the family and you both, I am so sorry for your loss.

Sincerely,

Lindsay Criswell



#9 from: George & Nancy Trigg
Prospect, Ohio
nancytrigg69@gmail.com Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Dear Sue - We wish to extend our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.  May she rest in peace.
In Christian love.  George & Nancy Trigg




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