Frances E. Barnette
Jul. 9, 1909 - Aug. 9, 2011
Frances E. (Aitchison) Barnette, 102, passed away on August 9, 2011. She was born on July 9, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.
A lifelong resident of Indiana, Francie and her husband, Joseph D. Barnette, lived in South Bend until 1969; in Culver at Lake Maxinkuckee until 2006 and presently resided in Indianapolis at Hoosier Village. Prior to Joe's death in 2010, Francie and Joe celebrated their 78th wedding anniversary. While in South Bend.
Francie was involved in many community and philanthropic activities, including those at First Methodist Church, where she was in charge of the nursery during Sunday services. She was known for her sunny disposition, her friendly smile, and her care and concern for others.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph D. Barnette, Jr. and wife Charlene of Indianapolis and Dennis A. Barnette of Chicago; three grandchildren, John C. Barnette of San Francisco, CA, Michael J. Barnette of Indianapolis, and Anne B. Zalubowski, her husband Matt, and daughter Campbell of Crofton, MD.
Memorial services were private.
From the SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, August 12, 2011: