Catherine Barnes

April 20, 1938November 3, 2020

Catherine Barnes, 82, went home to be with the Lord on November 3, 2020 at Glen Meadows Nursing Home in Hamilton, Ohio.

She was born on April 20, 1938 in Rockcastle, Kentucky to Jesse and Mary Ellen Suttles. Catherine was one of six children, preceding one in death. She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, mother and father, and daughter Darcy Jo, with her body laid to rest beside Richard Denver Barnes. Catherine worked at Square D Electric for 10+ years, although she loved her job, she left the workforce to care for her family. Catherine devoted her life to her 5 loving children (Donna Chandler, George Bruce, Marilyn Gay, Darcy Jo Newsome, Maureen Kay Mills), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren along with. She cherished time spent with her ever-growing family and it made her life’s purpose to love and support all who were blessed to know her! Catherine lived for the Lord and had unshakable faith. In her spare time, she enjoyed country music, attending church, and cooking for those she loved. She always put the needs of others before her own, leading her life as an inspiration to others. Visitation will be held on November 7, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 pm at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, with a funeral service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Pastor David Glaub at the Church at Water’s Edge, 240 Park Ave. Hamilton, Ohio 45013.



  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

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Rose Chandler

November 7, 2020

LOVE..... What I remember about mamaw is love. Pure and simple love. From the first day I met her until her last I knew mamaw loved me. We got to spend several years with her down here in Florida. Many of them we lived next door to her, or just across the street. She was there for me many times when I was struggling with life. She always had open ears and a tender heart when I needed it. She treated me like I was one of her own and I love her and miss her EVERY SINGLE DAY. Since she moved back to Ohio I dream about her from time to time and I'm always reminded of how much I miss her. She truly was a blessing in my family's life.
Mamaw made the best chicken 'n dumplings! She definitely showed her love thru your belly! It never mattered how much weight I was trying to lose. If she made 'em I was eating those dumplings! And I never regretted it. I try to make chicken 'n dumplings now myself. But Steve will always remind me that they're not even close to being as good as hers. And he's right!
I will always remember her for our years here in Florida with her. Her home was where we all would gather. All of the family we had here at the time would meet there. Our kids running all around, and knowing they were home with her! She loved them so much. I could see it every time she was with them. And I love her for that gift she gave to them. And to me for the blessing of witnessing it.
There will always be a hole in our life that only she could fill. But I will remind myself that she is watching over me. Supporting me and loving me like she always did. God gained an Angel. It hurts to lose her, but I'm still so thankful to have known her. I love you mamaw.

Littlebit Mills

November 6, 2020

My whole life was full of good memories from mommie 💕 Nothing but LUV

Eric Modinger

November 5, 2020

Most amazing lady I know, biggest heart, pieces in every kid she met. Our kids where able to spend time with her in Florida making memories and blessed to spend time her in Ohio. She would feed you, even when she had no food. That is one thing that We where blessed to do for her in the nursing home, feed her Big Boys and fudge pies! Too many Amazing memories with her, but number one, first Birthday for Savanna probably my top one! Grandpa Denver and Grandma Barnes together in peace in Heaven.

We need more ladies like Grandma Barnes!


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