She was born August 3, 1920 in Akron, Ohio to Rollie and Gertrude (nee Minor) Dailey. Bev grew up in the Akron area and graduated from Springfield High School. During World War II she worked as a Rosie the Rivetor based in Akron and never divulged the details of her “top secret” work. She received her Cosmetology license and ran a Beauty Shop from her home for many years.
The city girl became a country girl when she met and married Willard “Stub” Barnes and they built their home in rural New London, OH. Together they raised 4 children. While he worked the land, she planted many vegetable gardens and flower gardens along with trees and bushes which to her delight drew songbirds which she loved. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, genealogy and sewing. At one time she made and sold many “Clowns”. As her eyesight dimmed her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor drew many to her.
She was a member of Butler Road Club, White Joe Garden, a former 4-H advisor, New London Grange, and Farmers Union. She was a former member of Brighton United Methodist Church. Up until a year ago she did volunteer in-home work for Abigail Pregnancy Services.
Bev was preceded by her beloved husband (2012) and her brothers, Richard, William and Alfred Dailey; a sister Garnet Seigfred and a much loved grandson, Corey M. Barnes (2017).
She is survived by her 3 sons, Richard, Roger and Rodney Barnes and daughter Rita (Bob) VonKamp, a brother Jerry Dailey and sister in law Ruth Coull Dailey; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Hartland Center Community Church, June 1 st at 11:00. Memorial donations may be made to New London Historical Society, Abigail Pregnancy Services P.O. Box 68, Norwalk, OH 44857 or Heartland Hospice.