Kathryn (Ebeling) Barnoske, 78


Kathryn Louise (Ebeling) Barnoske, 78, of Hot Springs Village, AR, formerly of Litchfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Community of Joy Lutheran Church with Pastor Mary-Beth Kovanen officiating. Interment will immediately follow. Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, AR, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barnoske was born Oct. 5, 1940, to Herbert and Edna (Wolff) Ebeling. She married Jerry Barnoske, and he survives.

A graduate of Litchfield High School, she received her bachelor's degree in education from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN, in 1963. She received her master's degree in education from Indiana State University in 1966. She began her teaching career in Portage, IN, and then moved to Homewood-Flossmoor High School after one year, and taught junior and senior English until she retired in 1989. 

Following her retirement, she volunteered at the Hinsdale Memorial Hospital until she moved to Hot Springs Village, AR.

She and her husband went to the same high school and were in the same class, but they never dated in high school. They had their first date at their fifth year class reunion, and were married the same day as their tenth year class reunion in Litchfield on Dec. 28, 1968. They lived in Hinsdale, where they were members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, until they moved to Hot Springs Village in 2004, and joined the Community of Joy Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed reading, walking and the Duffers Golf League until she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2011. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and visited many countries throughout the world and many states in the U.S. As they traveled, they were always evaluating places for possible retirement locations. In 2003, they visited Hot Springs Village and immediately fell in love with it, bought a lot and proceeded to move there.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by a nephew, Matthew (Suzanne) of West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and nieces, Cheryl Langley of British Columbia, Canada, and Alison (Ken) of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Lynne Conant.

Memorials may be made to Community of Joy Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be left at www.caruth-hale.com.


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