Lynda Kae Barnes, 57, of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008, at home, after an extended battle with cancer.
Lynda was born March 27, 1951, in Sandusky, daughter of the late Roger T. and D. Berniece (Reiff) Krumholtz.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Brian N. Barnes; daughters, Beth Barnes of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Katie Barnes of Chillicothe; son, Nathan Barnes of Chillicothe; brother, Charles (Cathy) Krumholtz of Sandusky; mother-in-law, Patricia Barnes of Chillicothe; father-in-law, James Barnes of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Rick (Kathy) Barnes and Barry Barnes and sister-in-law, Suanne Merriman, all of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.
Lynda grew up in Sandusky and received her teaching degree from University of Cincinnati. After teaching in Bucyrus and Sandusky, she moved to Chillicothe in 1976 where she taught at Worthington School. Her more than 30 years of extreme devotion touched the lives of hundreds of her students and fellow teachers. She was awarded the prestigious CEA Educator Emeritus award upon retirement in 2004. She enjoyed cooking, nature and gardening, and her pets. Lynda was also expecting her first grandchild in August. She was a member of St. Peter Church, and served on several committees.
The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Roach and his entire oncology staff for their understanding and kindness for the past several years.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Haller Funeral Home, where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church, the Rev. William Hahn, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery.
Please, in lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial contributions be made to Adena Health Foundation, Friends of Hospice, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, or Relay for Life.
Her guestbook is available at HallerFuneralHome.com