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Nancy Lee Barns - Class Of 1967 VIEW PROFILE


Nancy Lee Barnes, age 70, of Elkhart, died at 7:00 am, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her residence of natural causes.   She was born April 20, 1949 in Breckenridge, MN to Robert Charles and Carol Ione (Willbrecht) Rufer.

Nancy was a graduate of John Adams High School.  On September 6, 1969, she married James Lee Barnes at the Osceola Methodist Church.  Nancy retired from Sears after working there for 25 years.  She was a member of the Pokagon Long Rifles and SMART (Retired Military Camping Club).  She enjoyed gardening and loved petting dogs.

Nancy is survived by her husband James; son, Jeffrey Lee Barnes, Elkhart; grandsons, Ethan Dias, Elkhart, Alex Dias, Kansas City, KS; mother, Carol Rufer, Mishawaka; siblings, Russell (Linda) Rufer, Alabama, Wayne (Marie) Rufer, North Carolina, Bruce (Marsha) Rufer, South Bend, Rosemary Johnson, Arizona, Cherri (Royce) Gray, California, David (Denise) Rufer, Arizona; and former daughter-in-law, Anne Marie Delio, Elkhart.  She was preceded in death by a son, Jason Lee Barnes and sister, Cindy Orth.

Family and friends may call from 4-7, Friday, May 17th at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.  Funeral services will begin at 7:00 pm with sharing being led by Steve Hunsberger.  Private family burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

05/15/219 JFC


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