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Edith E. Barnes

December 14, 1923 ~ September 2, 2022 (age 98)

Obituary

Edith Barnes

 

CHARLESTON, IL – Edith Elnora Barnes, 98, of Charleston, formerly of Jacksonville, Illinois, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 at Palm Terrace of Mattoon.

 

The funeral service honoring her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 at New Mercy Worship Center, 1208 Moultrie Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois, with Pastor Ed Stephens officiating.  Burial will follow Mt. Zion (Kickapoo) Cemetery, rural Charleston.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements: Harper-Swickard Funeral Home, Charleston, Illinois.

 

Edith was born December 14, 1923 at Charleston, daughter of Alva B. and Lena (Painter) Levitt.  She married Paul Barnes, December 27, 1943 in Charleston.  He preceded her in death in 2003.  She is survived by two daughters, Ellen (Joe) Cors of Fair Oaks, CA and Dessa (Ray) Barnes of Mattoon.  Eight grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren, as well as one sister, Marcia Fidler of Springfield, also survive.  She was preceded in death by two sons, David L. Barnes and Stephen Barnes, two sisters, Joanna Cargill and Linda McCoy, and one brother, James Levitt.

 

Edith was a member of New Mercy Worship Center, and taught Sunday School in numerous churches in Jacksonville.  She taught Kindergarten in schools in Woodson and Jacksonville, Illinois.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Mercy Worship Center
1208 Moultrie Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Funeral Service
Friday
September 9, 2022

11:00 AM
New Mercy Worship Center
1208 Moultrie Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Committal
Friday
September 9, 2022

Kickapoo Cemetery
4181 18th
Charleston, IL 61920

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