Hazel Barnes, 82


Hazel Barnes, 82, of Girard, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Sunrise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Virden.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin Dial and the Rev. Jay Kroft, co-officiating. Burial was held in the Girard Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnes was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Monticello, KY, to Cecil and Dolly (Russell) Roark. She married Donald Barnes on May 30, 1954, at the First Church of God in Girard, and he survives.

She and her husband were the owners of Hazel's Dairy Creme and Barnes Maytag Laundromat, both in Girard. They also owned and operated Barnes Variety stores in Girard and Morrisonville.

Through the years, she worked at the Edge Inn, Bonnie B Cafe, Dairy Queen, State Bank of Girard, Marine Bank and Cherry's IGA, where she worked as the deli manager. She was very active in her church, the First Church of God in Springfield. She was dedicated to her family, community and friends.

She was on the Board of Directors at Carlinville Area Hospital, where she was heavily involved in the development of the Miss Girard Pageant, and was named Citizen of the Year in 1984, due to the contributions to the city and organizing benefits. A mom and a grandma to many, she was loved by all.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter, Donna (Richard) Miller of Girard; son, Brad (Patrick Darrow) Barnes of Jacksonville; two granddaughters, Laura (Jason) Collins of Eureka and Jessica Wise of Springfield; sister, June Emerson of Riverton; brother Eldon (Leah) Roark of Virden; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Tabatha Collins.

Memorials may be made to the Springfield Alzheimer's Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704, or the First Church of God in Springfield.

Online condolences may be left at www.davis-andersonfuneralhome.com.


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