Beryl Barnes

By Orleans Hub Posted 5 November 2019 at 8:36 am

Beryl Barnes

Mrs. Beryl Barnes, of Shelby Center, entered into rest peacefully on Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 at her home at the age of 88.

Born Dec. 2, 1930 at her family home in Runcorn, Cheshire, England, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred H. and Nellie (Warren) Youd. She met Edward A. Barnes in England while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married in England on May 30, 1953. In 1955, the couple came to the United States and raised a family of five children.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, her family was her life. She maintained close contact with her family in England. Mrs. Barnes was a vivid storyteller who often recalled her experiences as a child during the bombing of Liverpool in the Second World War. She loved singing to her family. Mrs. Barnes was an avid card player who enjoyed board games and tending to her garden, and she loved animals, especially her cats, Monty and Johnny.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, on April 2, 1995; her sisters, Joan Faulkner, Mona Faulkner and Doreen Hosker; and her brother, Wilfred H. Youd, in 2002.

She is survived by her children, Edwina Barnes Hart, Arthur W. Barnes, Wilfred H. (Linda) Barnes, Deborah L. Barnes and Darrel J. Barnes; 14 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may call on Fri., Nov. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 West Center St., Medina, where her funeral service will be held on Sat., Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Shelby.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Barnes’ memory may be made to PAWS, P.O. Box 244, Albion NY 14411.

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