Gloria Dawn Barnes

September 01, 1936 ‒ May 07, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Gloria Dawn Barnes will be remembered for many things, but the one that sticks out above the rest is her cooking and baking ability. She had many signature recipes including her prime rib and seven-layer salad but her best recipe, unanimously agreed upon, was her chocolate chip cookies. Even if someone else would try to follow the recipe the cookies just wouldn’t taste quite right. There was just something special about those cookies.

Gloria passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 79.

She was born October 1, 1936 to parents James & Dorothy (Nielsen) Leach in Mason County, Michigan. After Gloria was graduated from High School, she went on to take many different college classes.

On June 24, 1976, she married John Barnes and they spent 35 wonderful years together until he passed away in 2011.

Gloria worked as an executive secretary at many different places including Brunswick, Tappan, Ohio Brass and Hartman, now known as Tyco, where she retired in 2006.

In spare time, she took pleasure in gardening and baking. But above all, Gloria cherished her family, especially being “Granny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by daughter Raelynn Manor; grandsons Shawn McLaren and Anthony Manor; great granddaughters Lilliana and Kileigh McLaren; sisters Diana (James) Coleman and Darlene Miesch; sister-in-law Darlene Leach; special neighbors Glen and Pam Hartz as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother James L. Leach and brother-in-law Donald Miesch.

The family will be holding a private service. Although there are no public services in Gloria’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gloria’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


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