Barbara J. Barnes - 89

8/1/1929 - 1/26/2019



  • Stan Olson & Sue Heng

    on 01/28/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sue Kelser-Sedgwick

    on 01/28/19

    My thoughts & prayers are with the family. 

  • Nancy Coil

    on 01/28/19

    Rest in peace Aunt Barb. Jimmy, Ginger and Penny, I am so sorry to hear this. We all know she was greeted by many loved ones in heaven where they are happy healthy and loving being together in eternity. Please tell Uncle Jim he is in my prayers as all of you are.

  • Wendy Breit

    on 01/28/19

    So sorry. She still be missed. I can still remember unpacking shoes and trying to decide which ones we were going to get. She will be forever in my heart.
  • Jean Zimbelman-Penn

    on 01/28/19

    I have many memories of Barb working in the shoe store. I'm happy we were able to talk a few months ago. I believe God welcomed her to heaven and said to her... well done!!
  • Timothy / Kimberly Krug

    on 01/28/19

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family, She was a wonderful person 


  • Dennis /Jeannie Kump

    on 01/28/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  • Somer n Scott Savage (aka Anjie Hayenga n Scott Hoople)

    on 01/28/19

    Our thought and prayers are with the family.  I always bought shoes at the shoes store they owned, she was always so nice to me.  She will be missed.  


  • Steve and Rosie Curtis

    on 01/28/19

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  • Darrell & Jean Kump

    on 01/28/19

    Jim and family. Received  news today about our dear  friend.   She was a great first lady of Oregon and loved by all that knew her. We will miss her and our love goes out to you.   

  • David/Sharon Wallace

    on 01/28/19

    We are sorry to hear of your loss, may she rest in peace .

  • Nancy Herrald

    on 01/28/19

    Dear Jim and family, We are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed her very much. Prayers and healing for you all.
  • Karen Copeland

    on 01/28/19

    Jim and family, my heart wept at reading of Barb's passing.  Although I have lost touch the past few years, I will always treasure her friendship and support.  She gave so much to the center and more importantly, the community of Oregon.  Everyone who knew her, knows that and she will be greatly missed by many.  My deepest sympathy to each of you. 

  • Tammy Sager

    on 01/28/19

    I'm sorry for your loss it's been a few years but I will always remember the many years I worked at merlins and got to know Barb. Your in my thoughts and prayers
  • Merrill Beck

    on 01/29/19

    Deepest sympathy to the Barnes family. Thinking of all of you. Merrill and Judy Beck
  • Carol Magnuson

    on 01/29/19

    I am so sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy to the Barnes family.

    Richard and Carol Magnuson

  • Veronica Coy Eytalis

    on 01/30/19

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  So many good memories of the Taft family.

  • Rebecca Salata

    on 01/30/19

    There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. You will continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your mother.

    Love your Co-Workers

    Glenna, Paula, Gee, Rebecca, Kristi, Grant, Wendy, Josh

  • Tricia Lynn Glotfelty

    on 02/01/19

    Im so sorry for your loss. My condolences.
  • Tricia Lynn Glotfelty

    on 02/01/19

    Im so sorry for your loss. My condolences.
  • Paul and Brianne Drozd

    on 02/01/19

    Our deepest sympathy to the Barnes family.
  • Penny Ann Downing

    on 02/01/19

    I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. She was a good person. Prayers coming your way. May God bless you all.


    Penny Downing

  • Paul Detmer

    on 02/02/19

    Barb will always remain in my memories as an important member of the Ogle County Historical Society. She made the best coffee there.

  • Mary Heckman Kaderly

    on 02/02/19

    I’m saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one.  I have good memories of Barbara and Jim from the years working in their shoes store. They both were marvelous people.  Barbara was a very dear lady.  She will be greatly missed by so many.  Sending thoughts and prayers and my deepest sympathy!  

  • Tricia Ditto

    on 02/03/19

    i just heard of Barb’s passing and I am so sorry.  She was such a wonderful person.  I have many memories of Barb, including those yummy pies.  My prayers for Jim and the family.

    Tricia Ditto

  • Sara Martin

    on 02/05/19

    Ginger and Jim, So very sorry to hear this news. I always enjoyed your Mother. She was indeed a special lady and a huge part of the Oregon community. I know your hearts are aching. Just know that I and so many others care.
  • Tina Carsella

    on 02/06/19

    I'm so very sorry Jim an Ginger for your loss. I'm so grateful I got to see Barb at the Senior Center at Christmas..I'm so sorry I didn't hear she passed or I would have been at her wake. My prayers are with the Barnes family. She will be missed..
  • Trudy Field

    on 02/07/19

    My condolences to the entire Barnes family. Barb watched my siblings while my Mom was in the Warmolts clinic giving birth to me due to a blizzard. I will always remember how kind she was and what joy we had as kids going to their store. Barb will be dearly missed. 

  • Patsy (Pat) Ellithorpe

    on 03/12/19

    Oh, my, how shocked I was to see this tonight. I was looking for a number or way to reach Jim and Barb when I came across this news. Barbara was such a help to me when Kim and I pastored the Foursquare Church in Oregon in the early 60's. And, so was Jim, and Ginger and I were such good friends. My love for this family is immense - and only wish I had kept closer touch than I did. Please contact me at my email address. Thanks to all of the family for your love toward us and we will always love you!

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