Dorothy Jones Barnes

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Dorothy Jones Barnes

September 17, 1922 - October 15, 2018

Dorothy Jones Barnes Dorothy J. Barnes, 96, of State College, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in State College.
Dorothy was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Shamokin. She was married for more than 67 years to the late William T. Barnes.

Dorothy graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1944 with a degree in home economics, and was initially employed as a dietitian at Cook County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where she met her future husband.
After completion of her husband's residency in Chicago, the couple moved to Danville where Dr. Barnes was a physician at Geisinger Medical Center. They lived in Danville until 1975 (with the exception of two years during which they resided in Toronto, Ontario), at which time they moved to State College.
In addition to her career as a dietitian in Chicago, Mrs. Barnes served for several years as a dietitian at a senior living facility in the Sunbury area. She also conducted an antique refinishing business for a number of years while in Danville. While in Danville, Dorothy served as a member of the board of directors of the Danville Area School District.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, W. Stephen and Gayle Barnes of State College and Joseph J. and Sandra Barnes of Sewickley, Pa.; her daughter and son-in-law, Carey B. and Ray Wheeler of Raleigh, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Warren Barnes.

The family will welcome visitors from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. A memorial service will follow the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dorothy Jones Barnes and Christopher Warren Barnes Scholarship, College of Human Development, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.
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Published on October 18, 2018
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Monday October 22, 2018

Graysville Cemetery

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA, USA


Monday October 22, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Koch Funeral Home

2401 South Atherton Street, State College, PA, USA

Memorial service

Monday October 22, 2018

11:00 AM

Koch Funeral Home

2401 South Atherton Street, State College, PA, USA


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