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Dorothy May Barnes

Dorothy May

May 1, 1932
November 10, 2018

Visitation 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Patoka Christian Church, Patoka
Funeral 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Patoka Christian Church, Patoka

Dorothy May Barnes, 86, of Edwardsville, formerly of Patoka passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on May 1, 1932 the daughter of Hollie and Alma (Arney) Frailey in Fayette County near Shobonier. She married John Vernon Barnes on December 18, 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 18, 2013.

Survivors include her loving children, Gary Barnes and wife Javonda of Bangkok, Thailand, Cheryl Cassady of Edwardsville, IL, and Donald Barnes of Oldsmar, FL; cherished grandchildren, Rachel (Barnes) Peddie, John K. Barnes, Bethany (Barnes) Coloma, Stephanie Anderson, William Oberg, and Patrick Cassady; precious great-grandchildren, William Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Alyssa Anderson, and Aftyn Anderson, Audrey Oberg, Hudson Peddie, Brewer Peddie, Holiday Peddie; beloved great-great grandchildren Olivia Knecht, Aubrey Anderson, William Anderson, and Maverick Anderson; caring brothers, Charles Frailey and wife Connie, and Ray Frailey; loving sisters, Lola Leach, Ruth Mudd and husband Monroe, Bonnie Olomon and husband Ronnie, Donna Ash and husband Chuck; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband of 64 years, John Barnes, Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her parents; Brothers, Hollie Alfred Frailey Jr., Carl Frailey, Delbert Frailey, and Gerald Frailey.

Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong member of the Patoka Christian Church where she showed Jesus’ love and taught VBS. She continued her generosity to the community by volunteering as a Cub Scout Leader. Dorothy worked as a seamstress at Miss Elaine’s and also created beautiful wedding dresses for brides out of her home. She also had a talent for quilting which she shared with her family by making pillows for her grandchildren, each grandchild had a “Grandma Pillow”. Dorothy had a special way of spreading sunshine, she especially loved the holidays, decorating for Christmas and dressing up on Halloween. Her family will treasure the memories of wonderful holidays spent at her home where Dorothy prepared delicious, home cooked meals. Dorothy had a special gift of caring for children, babysitting for other families and especially loving time spent with her grandchildren. Her family will make sure they carry on the love and words of wisdom Dorothy shared with them.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Patoka Christian Church in Patoka with Minister Micah Schnautz officiating. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in Patoka City Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dorothy’s honor to the Patoka Christian Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital via online or by check. Online condolences and memories of Dorothy may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.