Katherine Barnes
February 2, 1917 - October 11, 2009


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Katherine Ida Barnes passed away on Sunday October 11th, 2009 at Kenilworth Care & Rehab Center. Katherine was the wife of Arthur Allen Barnes who passed away in May 1997. Art & Kay lived on Lakeview Terrace in Sebring. Katherine (Kay) was born in Forest Lake, Minnesota on February 2, 1917 to William and Ida Hullar. The Hullar’s moved to Hastings, MN where Kay went to school through her junior year of high school when they moved to Binghamton, NY where Kay graduated from Binghamton Central High School. The Hullar’s returned to Minnesota where Kay and Art Barnes were married October 29, 1937. The Barnes’ lived in Binghamton, NY and Rochester MN before they moved to Sebring over 35 years ago. Art and Kay had a keen interst in mission work and actually served two short term missionary assignments in Iquitos, Peru. Katherine is survived by son Allen who resides in West Dover, Vermont, and daughter Karen Bower who lives in Harpursville, New York; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be held, 2:30 pm, Friday, October 30, 2009 at Morris Funeral Chapel. Katherine will be buried along side husband, Arthur in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

In lieu of flowers Memorials maybe made to:

Katherine’s Grandson Brett Bower and family are ministering in Kosovo, The Resurrection Fellowship Building project in Gjilan, Kosovo by the Christian & Missionary Alliance provides a place where people can “safely” seek out the truth of who Jesus is. The C&MA has agreed to buy the building. By telephone: Call The C&MA at (866) 443-8262 and say you would like to contribute to: “Approved Special – Gjilan Church Property” in honor of Katherine Barnes.

By mail: You can write out a check payable to: "The Christian & Missionary Alliance." On the memo line write: “Approved Special – Gjilan Church Property – In honor of Katherine Barnes.” The mailing address is: The Christian and Missionary Alliance, P.O. Box 35000, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3500


Katherine with husband Arthur served twice in Peru as short term missionaries. Contributions are welcome for the Maternal and Prenatal Center 'Digno de Vida' (translated 'Worthy of Life') in Peru. Charitable contributions to A.B.W.E., sent to address shown below with a note indicating that the “gift is to go to the Prenatal Center in Arequipa, Peru; in honor of Katherine Barnes.” The donations should be deposited in the Prenatal Center Center sub account of Missionary Stephen & Deborah (Bond) Douglas working in Arequipa, Peru.

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Born: February 2, 1917
Place of Birth: Forest Lake, MN USA
Death: October 11, 2009
Place of Death: Sebring, FL USA
Occupation: Homemaker

Survived By

Allen Barnes, Son
Karen Bower, Daughter
five grandchildren
eight great grandchildren

Preceded In Death By

Arthur Allen Barnes, Spouse

Life Story

My Remembeer is Broke

Posted: October 28, 2009

My Rememberer is broke

My forgetter's getting better,
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke

For when I'm "here" I'm wondering
If I really should be "there"
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven't got a prayer!

Oft times I walk into a room,
Say "what am I here for?"
I wrack my brain, but all in vain!
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say "Hi" and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, "who was that?"

Yes, my forgetter's getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it's driving me plumb crazy
And that isn't any joke.


10/25/2009 - Lynne Warman
I shall really miss Kay. She was a very special person and I loved her very much. We always used to sing "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "All That Will Be, Glory to Me." I've kept her picture on my bulletin board at work.


10/28/2009 - Don and Viv Bond
Art and Kay were always servants of Christ and much interested in foreign missions. They are now enjoying the fruit of their labors, praise God.kc


10/29/2009 - Barbara Baker
I've known Kay since I was in second grade when she and Art sat behind us at Calvary Baptist Church in Binghamton. When several church families moved to Sebring, Art's parents moved across the street from my mother. Later Kay and Art lived there until they built their own house. When I moved back to Sebring permanently I bought a house across from Kay's pineapple patch. She taught me how to grow pineapples and several other southern plants. The pineapple patch is now gone, thanks to the squirrels and raccoons who always harvested about a day before humans planned to, and the "harvesters" have now moved to my patch. In later years we had a "light" signal across the patch in case either of us needed help. I miss watching for that signal, and I miss her friendliness in the neighborhood. She was a good friend.


10/29/2009 - Karen Bower
Today, Thursday, Oct. 29, is mom and dad's 72nd wedding anniversary. How grateful I am they are celebrating and glorifying and praising God and Jesus Christ together. PTL.


10/30/2009 - Reenie & Hub Dedrick
Dear Karen, Thanks for letting me know about this web site. It was 2 pm when I read the obit and in a few minutes her service will begin. She now rests in peace as she has eternal citizenship in heaven.ee Love from Cousin Reenie


10/31/2009 - Ardy Bergman
I have so many wonderful memories of my beloved Aunt Kay -- holiday celebrations growing up in Minnesota, visits with my mom Edna Hullar to Kay's Florida home (she loved to show us her pineapple patch!), and my final visit to her in the nursing home. Aunt Kay always had a smile on her face, a hug and a kiss at the ready, and she exuded such grace and peace in her own soft-spoken way. I rejoice that she is now with her beloved husband Art. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen, Allen and their families.


10/31/2009 - Eugene V. Johnson
Dear Allen, Karen and families, Please accept our sympathy in the passing of your Mother Kay. She was a special multi-talented lady. Kay is "gone for a season" and we will meet again in Glory. God Bless you all, Gene and Lois Johnson


11/01/2009 - Beth Roder
Dear Mom Barnes to me... has met her Master and once again with "pappa" Barnes. What a legacy she leaves. What an inspiration she was to me! May the joy of her homegoing overshadow the temporary loss as we wait to join her. Our love to each of you. Beth and George Roder