Marie Barnes

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Marie G. Barnes, nee Matchett, 81, of Freeburg, IL, born March 31, 1938, in Waukegan, IL, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Marie was a member of Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bob” Barnes; a grandson, Justin Erickson; her parents, Fred and Grace, nee Howell, Matchett; two sisters, Judy Donley and Helen (Tom) Gill; and her stepfather, Larry Price.

Surviving are her husband of nearly 63 years, Eugene C. Barnes, whom she married on June 8, 1957;
two daughters, Pamela (Lee) Erickson of Waterloo, IL,
and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Lloyd) Marshall of Alton, IL;
five grandchildren, Courtney (Gregory) Venker, Jamie Barnes, Brian (Samara) Smith,
Andrea (Steven) Boomer, and Amanda Wagenblast;
several great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Ramon (Trudy) Matchett and Larry (Jean) Price, both of Freeburg, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL, or to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Pastor Hal Santos officiating.

Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


5 Comments on Marie Barnes

Harry & Joyce Ingold said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2020 at 3:00 AM

May God bless you with peace and comfort. Our Sympathy to your family. Harry and Joyce Ingold

  • IL
Diane Dean (Schlueter) said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2020 at 7:10 PM

Pam, sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I hope you and your family are all doing ok.

  • Wichita
  • KS
Lisa Hill said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Eugene and family, We are saddened to hear of Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful person and we will treasure our memories of time spent with her. We will be praying for you all. Love, Lisa Hill and Andy.

  • Cocoa
  • Florida
June Benedick. ( Grab) said : Guest Report Feb 22, 2020 at 3:37 AM

Pam and family, accept my sympathy on the passing of your mom. Pam, you favor your mom. As I read the obit, I recognized several names. I know I took care of Judy Donley. Sending prayers your way.

  • Swansea
  • State
Fay said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Pam so sorry to hear about your mom. May God take you in his arms and comfort you as you grieve your loss

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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