Shirley Florence Barnes, 88

OSWEGO, NY – Shirley Florence Barnes, 88, a former resident of County Route 1 in Scriba, passed away Tuesday evening March 17, 2015, at Seneca Hill Manor.

Shirley Florence Barnes
Shirley Florence Barnes

She was born in Middlebury, Vermont, and was the daughter of the late Fletcher and Sara Cale Douglas.

Mrs. Barnes was the widow of the late Alfred Barnes who died in 1988.

She had been employed for many years with Birdseye Foods in Fulton and retired in 1990.

Mrs. Barnes had been a very active member of the South Scriba Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Bill) Nickolas and Sara (Mike) Merritt both of Oswego; five sons, Alfred Barnes Jr. of Spring Hill, Fla., Roger (Eleanor) Barnes of Oswego, Robert (Joyce) Barnes of Spring Hill, Fla., Charles Barnes of Oswego and Timothy (Dianne) Barnes of Mexico; three brothers, Cale (Linda) Douglas, Bruce (Dawn) Douglas both of Oswego and Stuart (Helen) Douglas of Maryland; one sister, Nancy Douglas of Pennsylvania; 33 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one daughter and son-in-law, Gale Sawyer and her husband, Fran Sawyer; and one sister, Charlotte McKinstry.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to Seneca Hill Manor, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.