OBITUARY

Della R. Barnes

June 2, 1938July 23, 2018

Della Ruth (Lawrence) Barnes, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 23, 2018. She was greatly loved by many and will be greatly missed. Della was predeceased by her sister Frances (Lawrence) Graves, two brothers, Frederick and Edwin Lawrence and her parents Harvey and Emma (English) Lawrence. Della’s family was her pride and joy. Surviving are her husband of 57 years Benjamin G. Barnes and daughter Valerie (Barnes) Loveland of Delhi, NY. She leaves behind 6 grandchildren; Chelsea and spouse Kevin, Michael and spouse Betsy, Jonathan and Christopher. One great-grandson, Grant, a sister Kay Vail and several nieces and nephews will also miss her. Della was a registered nurse for 40 years, working full or part time in many types of nursing. She loved people and her greatest desire was for everyone she met to know God loves them and want them to belong to him. For many years photography was a favorite hobby. She filled many albums with many photos of family, friends and places she visited. Della loved to send cards and write notes to encourage people and to show them she cared. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Binghamton, NY for many years and served there in many children’s and women’s ministries. She had a strong love of missions and supported many with her prayers and finances. A celebration of her life will be held at Wm. R. Chase Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, NY on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1pm. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until the time of service. Interment will be immediately following at Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 466 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY

  • FAMILY

  • Surviving are her husband of 57 years Benjamin G. Barnes and daughter Valerie (Barnes) Loveland of Delhi, NY. She leaves behind 6 grandchildren; Chelsea and spouse Kevin, Michael and spouse Betsy, Jonathan and Christopher. One great-grandson, Grant, sister Kay Vail and several nieces and nephews will also miss her.
  • DONATIONS

  • Calvary Baptist Church

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Della R. Barnes

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Amy Lawrence

August 6, 2018

My mom and I would meet aunt della Uncle Fred aunt frances at the nursing home in tunkhannock to see big grandma I go visit other people to there

Julie Hunter

July 29, 2018

Wedding picture July 30, 1960

Julie Hunter

July 29, 2018

Graduation class of 1956

Julie Lawrence Hunter

July 29, 2018

Aunt Della, Grandma Woodruff and Uncle Fred taken Jan 1991

Julie Lawrence Hunter

July 29, 2018

Aunt Francie, Grandma Woodruff, and Aunt Della taken in yard of her childhood home Mt. Valley PA in April 1986

Julie Lawrence Hunter

July 29, 2018

Family picture taken June 1992

Julie Lawrence Hunter

July 29, 2018

I found these pictures in my dad's things two weeks ago. I wanted to share them.

Picture of Aunt Della with siblings taken June 2007

Julie (Lawrence) Hunter

July 29, 2018

My Aunt Della was a kind and loving person, who touched many people in life. Her career and faith allowed her to comfort many people. Now she can walk in peace and the love of our lord. She will be missed but the memory of her love for family, friends, and patients will never be forgotten.

Love Julie

Annie Loveland

July 28, 2018

We met Della because her daughter Valerie married my husband's brother. We didn't get to see her often or even know her well, but of this I am certain: she was one of the kindest, most loving people I've known.

FROM THE FAMILY