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May 4, 2013

Harold J. Barnes

CONNEAUT — Harold John Barnes, age 97, of Conneaut, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Marquette Hospice House in Meadville, following a short illness.

Born May 10, 1915, in Conneaut, he was a son of the late John Franklin Barnes and Martha May Loper Barnes. At the age of one, he moved with his family to a farm in West Springfield, Pa. graduating from high school there in 1933.

In 1942, he went to work for General Electric in Conneaut and worked there until his retirement in 1978. He was drafted into the army in 1942 and served in Europe until his discharge in 1946.

On April 20, 1948, in Fountain County, Ind., he married Lola Mae Douglas, the sister of one of his army buddies. They were married for 59 years until her passing in 2007.

Harold was an avid gardener, planting and tending to a great variety of fruit trees and berry bushes. He went to church all of his life, serving as a Sunday school teacher, music leader and, on occasion, filling the pulpit. As a young man, he attended the West Springfield United Methodist Church returning to that church in the latter years of his life. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Conneaut, Ohio from 1959 until its closing in 1990.

He is survived by two sons, the Rev. Arthur L. Barnes and his wife, Kristy, of Linesville, Pa., and Larry John Barnes of Conneaut, Ohio; three grandsons, Kristopher Lee Barnes and his wife, Sharon, of Meadville, Pa., Matthew John Barnes and his wife, Christine, of Linesville, Pa., and Michael Paul Barnes and his wife, Katie, of Nashville, Tenn.; and seven great-grandchildren, (Kristopher) Julia and Laura, (Matthew) Emily, Katherine and Timothy, and (Michael) Cale and Adelyn.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Edward Barnes; and a granddaughter, Kelly Marie Barnes.

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