OBITUARY

Marjorie E. Barnes

January 4, 1927March 19, 2013

Marjorie E. Barnes 86, of Oneonta, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the M.I, Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Marjorie was born on January 4, 1927 in Schenevus, the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Ritchey) Gohde. She married Louis E. Barnes on July 17, 1949. He predeceased her on October 26, 1963.

They owned and operated a dairy farm on the Ostdawa in Otego from 1950 to 1963. Marjorie also owned and operated Bill’s Lunch in Oneonta, as well as being the head cook for the Senior Meals Program at Nader Towers.

She enjoyed crafts, especially ceramics, watching baseball and teaching her grandchildren the fine art of baking.

Marjorie is survived by her children, Barbara and Don Hoag of Milford, Louie and Debbie Barnes of Oneonta, Christine and Rick Haines of South Carolina and Barry and Jennifer Barnes of Watervliet.

She is also survived her grandchildren, Mark and John Walley, Kimberly Beckley, Steven Hoag, Scott and Lorisue Barnes, Erick and Laura Haines, Patrick and Michael Barnes and her ten great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her infant son, Larry James Barnes, brother, Earl Gohde, her sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Floyd Dubben and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Gohde.

Friends may call on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta at which time the family will be in attendance.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the funeral home, with Rev. Stephen Fournier, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Patient Activity Fund, c/o Otsego Manor, 128 Phoenix Mills Cross Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you And whispered, “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 23, 2013
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April 7, 2013

Jennifer and Barry Barnes (class of '77)-
Do you recall the name, Pamela Harney from OHS ? Well, I actually remember your mother and I am so sorry to hear the Sad news. Your mom have such a lovely person - - a very sweet woman.!
It was so fitting what was written at the bottom of her information:

"God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put his arms around you
And Whispered, 'Come to me.'

With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
he only takes . . . The Best."

That quotation was so appropriate for your special mother! She was the Best!

With sympathy,tears,& Prayers -
Pamela Harney

Wendy Fisher

March 23, 2013

Louie and family-So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May you cherish your memories of times with her.

Bruce Barnes

March 21, 2013

My condolences go out for your mother she was a great woman, she will be missed.

Regina White

March 21, 2013

Barb, Don and Family: So very sorry to hear of Mom's passing. I have many happy memories of her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

March 21, 2013

I was sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I wanted to share a scripture with you which is Matthew 22:32, "I am the God of Abraham and the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob? He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living."

FROM THE FAMILY