Barnes, Betty

Written by David Green.

Betty Maxine Barnes, 84, of Lyons, Ohio, died of cancer, just four days prior to her 85th birthday.

She was the third and youngest daughter of the late Clair and Nora (Crow) Double. On May 29, 1942, Maxine married Herbert Barnes and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1994.

Surviving are a son, Greg (and Lou Ann) Barnes; a granddaughter, Lacy (and Nick) Stambaugh; a grandson, Clint (and Marcy) Barnes; and a great-grandson, Cooper Stambaugh.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Nola and Virginia.

A graveside service is planned at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Lyons Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Bomeli officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons Christian Church, 136 E. Morenci St., Lyons, Ohio 43533; Defiance Inpatient Hospice, 6817 N. St Rt 66, Defiance, Ohio 43512; or the Lyons Royalton Fire Department, 405 E. Morenci St., Lyons, Ohio 43533. 

Arrangements were made by Barnes Funeral Chapel in Delta.

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