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BARNES, Margaret "Cherokee" (Beer) 1927-2005


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 12/26/2011 at 23:57:56

Margaret ‘Cherokee’ Barnes

HANLONTOWN, IOWA — Margaret “Cherokee” Barnes, 77, of 406 Main Street in Hanlontown, died Thursday (Oct. 13, 2005) at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mason City.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, 110 Spring Street in Manly, with Pastor Phil Does of Riverside Friends Church, Mason City, and Pastor Larry Richards II officiating. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Charles City.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Bride Colonial Chapel, and then one hour before the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Margaret Barnes Memorial Fund.

Margaret was born on November 12, 1927, in Brookville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Arthur and Ida Mae (O’Connor) Beer.

Margaret married Kenneth Orcutt and they lived in Pennslyvania. He preceded her in death. She married Keith Barnes, February 8, 1964, in Youngsville, Pa. She attended Florist Design School, took a writing course and took five years of Bible School.

She was involved in Prison Ministry and adopted Navy ships during Operation Desert Storm for prayer and sending them goodies.

She loved to do oil paintings, flower gardening, and sending KCMR volunteers greeting cards. She was a member of Riverside Friends Church, Mason City.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Keith Barnes, Hanlontown; two sons, James Orcutt, and his wife, Rebecca, Charles City, and Arthur Orcutt, and his wife, Lynn, Plantation, Florida; three sisters: Kathleen Richards, and her husband, Larry, Somerset, Pa., Carolyn Reynolds, Marble Rock, and Ferne Orlando, and her husband, Brian, Bradenton, Florida; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marion Miles, and her husband, Ron, Erie, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Francis Eugene Beer; two infant brothers; and her first husband, Kenneth Orcutt.

Bride Colonial Chapel, (641) 454-2242 -- www.colonialchapels.com.

Globe Gazette, Oct. 16, 2005


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