Ilah Maye Barnes

January 29, 1921 - June 21, 2009

Ilah Maye Barnes, age 88, of Princeton, Texas, passed away June 21, 2009, in Princeton. Ilah was born January 19, 1921, in Allen, Oklahoma, to Ben and Lottie (Boren) Rich. She married Edward Eugene Barnes on November 6, 1937 in Westminster, Texas. Ilah was a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton. She is survived by her husband, Edward Barnes of Princeton; daughters, Patsy Jean Foster and her husband, Joe of Dallas, Texas, Robbie Kay Davis and Glenda Beth Smith and her husband, Shawn of Princeton, Texas; son, Michael Richard Barnes of Plano, Texas; twelve grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Spear of Princeton, Texas; brothers, H. B. Rich of Kingfisher, Oklahoma and R. V. Rich of Ft. Worth, Texas; and sister-in-law, Elnora Rich of McAllister, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Zella Lee Rich, Agnes Georgia Rich, and Hazel Heskett, one brother, J. C. Rich, and two grandchildren, Brenda Jean Barnes and Steven Glenn Ramay. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Rev. Robert Weiss officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army.

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I am really sorry to hear about Mrs. Barnes. She was a lovely woman, and her sweet smile will be missed by many. Emily Parrish (Carol Parrish's daughter) Emily Louise Parrish, June 25, 2009 I just heard of Mrs. Barnes' death and am so sorry I missed her funeral. Mrs. Barnes was a lovely lady and neighbor. My granddaughters and I will certainly miss her!! Carol Lee Carol (Merry Christmas) Lee Parrish, June 24, 2009 To Uncle Biggon & family, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Ilah. She was such a sweet lady & lots of fun to be around. I will always remember the first time we went to see ya'll in Fayetteville & what a great time we had. May God Bless You. Love, Lonita Barnes Rains, June 22, 2009