Donna J. Barnes, 59

FULTON, NY – Donna J. Barnes, 59, of Fulton, passed away on Saturday November 15, 2014, at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse.

She was born on April 17, 1955, in Amesbury, Mass., a daughter to Ronald L. and Bernice E. Craig Ordway.

Donna J. Barnes
Donna J. Barnes

Donna graduated high school from Mexico Academy in 1973.

Her career was spent changing people’s lives in human services.

She enjoyed spending time at camp and making memories with her children and grandchildren.

Donna was predeceased by her father, Ronald.

She will be greatly missed and forever loved by her husband, James K. Barnes of Fulton; mother, Bernice Ordway of Fulton; four children, Eric (Amy) Barnes of Auburn, Karla Barnes of Fulton, Nicholas (Katie) Barnes of New Jersey and Megan (James) Bomgren of Fulton; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Ordway of Fulton and Patrick (Claudia) Ordway of Hannibal; one sister, LeAnn (John) Schadt of Hannibal; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., where a memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way, 1 S. First St., Fulton, NY 13069 in her memory.

She was a wonderful women who is loved and will be greatly missed by all.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. James and the rest of the family.
    Sherry and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Donna is not suffering now, after fighting her illness for many, many years. May she rest in peace as she watches over all you.

    Flip and Sherry Folds

  2. Dear James, Eric, Karla, Nick & Megan,

    Donna was a wonderful woman who definitely left her mark on this world. She had such a kind, gentle spirit and will truly be missed. I have many fond memories of her when I was growing up in the church at Oswego. She always had a way of making others feel special; I am praying for all of you during your difficult loss.

    With love, Shelly

  3. Jim,
    I am so sorry to read this news. (I am the girl that worked @ Dr. Lubinga’s)
    I loved seeing her when she came into the office as well you.

    May Donna now rest in peace and you receive the comfort and strength needed to get through this.
    Deepest sympathy, Melody

  4. I missed her when she was here upon the earth for twenty years as I tried to connect with her prior to her or my passing. Donna left me missing her. I will only think of her with fondness although she did not think of me at all.

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