Kathleen Ann “Katie” Barnes

November 02, 1932 ‒ July 11, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Kathleen Ann ”Katie”  Barnes, age 86 of Sunbury, passed away Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, OH. Kathleen was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Jack and Dorothy (Carroll) Stafford.  She was a longtime Sunbury area resident and a 1950 graduate of Rutland High School.

Raised on a farm, Kathleen was fond of gardening and knitting, and enjoyed bee keeping, tending to her fruit trees, and entertaining her grandchildren. She was an honest person who could be outspoken at times that kept her friends and family laughing. She was also a particularly good story teller.

Kathleen will be greatly missed by her loving family. She was a wonderful Mom, Grandma, and Great-grandma. She is survived by son Harold (Laura), of San Diego, California, and daughter-in-law Karen Barnes of Centerburg,  grandchildren James, Jr., Brenda Bland, Brooke Sanson, Brittany Dunaway, Matt Leoanidas, Bianca Bergman, Jared Schweitzer, Ashton Plum, Heath Barnes, Neil Merriman, and Katie Barnes, as well as five great-grandchildren, and her cherished black German Shepherd,  Abby, who was always by her side.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Benny, Joe, Larry, Jack, Jr., sister Linda, and son James.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, in Sunbury. Funeral service will immediately follow, with Pastor Mike Brown officiating.  Interment will take place at Trenton Cemetery. Condolences and special memories may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Barnes family.

  • My sincere condolences to the Barnes family.
    Kate was an amazing friend, and ex-mother-in-law who never let me forget I was family. She treated me with the utmost respect and I will miss her. She shared so many stories with me through out the 34 years I knew her and it was amazing to hear her talk about her life. She made me laugh, cry, and she listened to me during difficult times. The most memorable story was when she told me that she had a FB account. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend . I enjoyed our long conversation about life and valued your friendship so much. Thank you for the life lessons.
    I love you.