Eugene Barnes

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Eugene C. Barnes, 90, of Freeburg, IL, born October 3, 1933, in Perryville, MO, died Monday, November 20, 2023, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Barnes was a coal miner and retired from Peabody Coal Company after more than 40 years of service. He was a hard worker and enjoyed gardening, splitting wood, bike riding, and jigsaw puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 63 years, Marie G., nee Matchett, Barnes, whom he married on June 8, 1957, and who died on February 20, 2020; a son, Robert “Bob” Barnes; a grandson, Justin Erickson; his parents, Clarence and Emma, nee Bremer, Barnes; and his stepfather, Harry Hill.

Surviving are his two daughters, Pamela (Lee) Erickson of Waterloo, IL, and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Lloyd) Marshall of Alton, IL; four grandchildren, Andrea (Steven) Boomer, Jamie Barnes, Courtney (Gregory) Venker, and Brian Smith; several great-grandchildren; four siblings, Verna Kuklinski, Delores Hopper, Edward (Vicki) Hill, and Betty (Curt) Benedick; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Jonathan Bangera officiating.

Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

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