Geneva Elizabeth Barnes

June 9, 1920 - October 28, 2013

Geneva Elizabeth Barnes of McKinney, Texas passed away October 28, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born June 9, 1920 to John Walter Stevens and Annie May (Sullivan) Stevens in Valliant, Oklahoma. Geneva married William George Barnes on August 6, 1938 in Van Alstyne, Texas. She grew up in Hunt County, Texas. Geneva was a member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church (formerly First Baptist Church in Fairview, Texas).

She is survived by her children, Gail Andrews of Caddo Mills, Texas, Don Barnes of McKinney, Texas, Barbara Newell of Mesquite, Texas; grandchildren, Felecia Fairbanks, Cole Andrews, Kim Rodenbaugh, Amy Sykes, Gary Ray Barnes, Billy Don Barnes, Elizabeth Bennett, and Robert Newell; 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. , Friday, November 1, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Rev. Lyn Cypert officiating.   Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A reception will follow the interment at the Fitzhugh Building, 2542 Country Club Road, Lucas, Texas (behind Forest Grove Christian Church).

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Geneva and Bill were members of King Memorial Baptist Church and I remember so well what wonderful Christians they both were. I know my Dad, William C. (Bill) Russell thought the world of both of them, he and daddy growing up together in Anna, Texas. I remember her sweet smile and the love she had for people. Rest in Peace Geneva. Charlotte Russell Jennings, October 30, 2013 Geneva was a member of the Ladies Fellowship Class at old Fairview and Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church. I was one of her Sunday School teachers for 7 years, she was the sweetest and most joyful member of our class and loved the Lord will all her heart! She was an encouragement to all that knew her. Colossians 1:3-6 NKJV Love, karen gilbert hartley, October 29, 2013