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Edna Barnes 
— Creston

Published: Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 11:42 a.m. CDT

Edna B. Barnes, 95, of Creston died Feb. 24, 2012, at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Rod Block of Jefferson will officiate. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery south of Macksburg. Visitation with family present will be from 1 to 2 p.m. service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family for a cemetery headstone. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com

Edna B. Barnes, daughter of Lena M. (Campbell) and Omer Simpson, was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Macksburg.

She was educated in Madison County Schools.

On Feb. 23, 1946, Edna married Otto Barnes in Winterset.

They lived and worked most of their life in the Creston area.

In addition to being a homemaker, Edna worked as a housekeeper at the Iowana Hotel for many years.

Edna had attended the Assembly of God Church in Creston.

Edna is survived by her daughter Doris (husband Larry) Gilbertson of Churdan; sons, Don Barnes of Creston and Bob (wife Jean) Barnes of Atlantic; grandchildren, Jamey (husband Chuck) Park, Mike (wife Michelle) Barnes, Shelley Gilbertson and Danny (wife Michele) Gilbertson; great-grandchildren, Trent and Sarah Park, Drew McConnell, Alyssa, Maddie and Hannah West, Star Gilbertson, Robert Thoma Jr., Robin Gilbertson, Elizabeth Rogers and Cody and Sadie Gilbertson; and many other family and friends.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband; son Darrell Barnes in 1996; granddaughter Brenda Gilbertson; sister Fern Mohr and brothers, Earl and Vern Simpson.

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