Janice S. Barnes

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Janice S. Barnes, 73, of Elwood, died Feb. 11, 2016, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Elwood, to Robert and Beatrice (Benefiel) Decker. Janice was a sales associate at the Elwood K-mart store for 14 years, and previously worked at Carter's Supermarket and J. Lewis Small Co. in Elwood.
She was a 1960 graduate of Wendell L. Willkie High School, and married Luther "Luke" Barnes on Nov. 24, 1962. She was a volunteer at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital; active in the Red Hat Society as a Queen Mother; and enjoyed traveling and cooking.
Janice's family includes her husband, Luther Barnes of Elwood; two sons, David Barnes of Elwood, and Dean (Cheryl) Barnes of Beavercreek, Ohio; two brothers, Robert (Ruth Ann) Decker of Elwood, and Jerry (Jeanie) Decker of Elwood; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with the Rev. Roger Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Elwood City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, and will include a St. Vincent Volunteer Memorial Service at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Foundation, 1331 South A St., Elwood, IN 46036.
Online condolences: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on February 12, 2016
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