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March 21, 2013

Marjorie E. Barnes

Marjorie E. Barnes

ONEONTA — 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 Jan. 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 Oct. 26, 1963.

They owned and operated a dairy farm on the Otsdawa 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 10 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand St., Oneonta at which time the family will be in attendance.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. 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.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

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




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