SHELBY--Ethel R. Barnes, 81, formerly of 80 Grand Blvd. Extension, died Friday night at the Crestwood Care Center after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 23, 1911, in Richland County to Harrison and Hattie Valentine Lybarger.A lifelong Shelby resident, Mrs. Barnes was a 21 year employee of AMF until her retirement in 1976.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Ruth Gleaners Class, AARP and the Hazelgrove Grange.She was a former member of the Clay Memorial Lutheran Church and the Union Grange.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha L. Clark of Mount Vernon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray E. and Caryln Clark and Gene A. and Donna Clark, all of Shelby; a stepdaughter, Bernice Griffeth of Shelby; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; a niece, Wanda J. Humphrey of Shelby; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Byron Y. Clark, in 1954; her second husband, George W. Barnes, in 1981; a stepdaughter, Frances List; a stepson, George W. Barnes Jr.; three sisters, Jennie Blatter, Blanche Humphrey and Mae Craighead; and two brothers, Dewey and Lewis Lybarger.
Calling hours will be Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Barkdull Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Carl L. Johnson.Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.