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Evelyn T. Barnes

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM

July 4, 1942 - Aug. 6, 2007

NORWALK - Evelyn T. Barnes, 65, of Lawrence, Michigan, died Aug. 6 at Firelands Regional Medical Center's Main Campus after a sudden illness.

She was born July 4, 1942 in Norwalk to the late John and Ruth (Heston) Gregory. She attended Bronson Elementary School and Norwalk High School and returned to live in Norwalk three weeks ago. She was an artist.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Terry D. Barnes of Lawrence, Mich.; sons and daughter-in-law, Brian and Amy Maestas of Norwalk and Eric Maestas also of Norwalk; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Jim Chapin of Norwalk; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg Gregory of Sadona, Ariz., Huntz and Mary Gregory of Norwalk, and Mick and Ula Gregory of Ignatio, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sonya Vondrak of Norwalk, Melba and Jim Alford of Norwalk, Anna and Del Bristol of Norwalk, Rita and Larry Mercer of Montpelier, Ohio and Jeanine Gentry of Norwalk. She was the stepmother of seven children.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at a picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Site 4 at the Norwalk Reservoir.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk is in charge of arrangements.