Name:   Freda J. (Gantz) Barnes

From:  Unknown Paper, Lansing, Michigan
Date:  June, 1998

HASLETT -- Freda J. Barnes died May 31, 1998 at the age of 79. She was born in Gratiot County on December 30, 1918, the daughter of Monte and Mary (Hawkins) Gantz.

She was a former manager of Olan Mills Studio in Lansing. Freda married Paul A. Barnes in Angola, IN on April 19, 1935 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1995.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Kay Wilkie and Ruth Ann Schultz, both of St. Johns; 2 sons, Richard "Jerry" L. (Barbara) Barnes of Mason and Leslie J. (Virginia) Barnes of Chesaning; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one brother, Jay (Delphine) Gantz of Haslett. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by one daughter; 2 grandchildren; 1 brother; 2 sisters; and 1 son-in-law.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998 at the Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns, burial at Ithaca Cemetery with Pastor Keith Sarver officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Nazarene Church or donor's choice.