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Laura L. Barnes

Wood River | Monday, December 14 2015

Laura L. Barnes, 93, passed away 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born in Alton on April 2, 1922, the daughter of Anthony and Sabina (Malone) Leone.

She had been the office manager for the firm of Wiseman, Hallet and Schakawitz for 25 years before retiring.

On July 17, 1976 in Wood River, she married Kenneth Barnes, Sr.  He died December 2, 2004.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Jr. (Carol) Barnes of Mountain View, MO, Robert Eugene Barnes of California, Leo J. (Rhonda) Militello, Jr. of Jerseyville; three daughters, Janice, Judith Ann Militello of Phoenix, AZ, Jeanette (Mark) Morrison of Indiana; five grandchildren, Shelly Barnes, Christina Thomerson, Cheryl, Cynthia and Christi; and eight great grandchildren.

Preceding her i death were her parents; two brothers, George and Joe Leone; and a sister, Jackie Leone.

Visitation will be from 9 until 10:40 a.m. Monday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Angels Parish Church in Wood River.  Father James Flach will officiate.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to Holy Angel Catholic Church.


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