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Leila Barnes
Died: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Leila Barnes

Leila E. Barnes, 73, of Moran died Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at McLaren Northern MI Hospital in Petoskey.

She was born February 15, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Lester and Vera Wamsley and lived most of her life in St. Ignace.

She was a graduate of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace and retired from Mackinac Straits Hospital after many years of service.

An active member of Moose Lodge 999, she held many offices and loved spending countless hours there volunteering her time. She was a sweet, caring, gentle woman whom everybody loved. She also enjoyed watching sports and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She married Herbert Barnes July 18th, 1984 and he preceded her in death March 25, 2000.

She is survived by two children and their families, Chas Patti of Moran and his children and grandchildren and Nonnie (Tracy) Struble of Holt, MI and their children, Andy & Emily. Other survivors include two sisters, Mildred (Wayne) Trepanier of Dafter, MI and Margaret Santini of Portage, MI and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Les (1981), Vera (2009), and her brother, Les Jr., (2005).

Services will be held Thursday, December 7th from noon-2:00pm at Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace.

Burial will be in Brevort Lake Township Cemetery at a later date.

Guest Book Entries:
Gloria and John Gold
#2
December 3rd, 2017 9:16 pm
Lots of memories of Leila. Mostly at the Moose Lodge. Leila could be a party on her own, always having a good time. She worked hard to help keep the Moose going as did a lot of other members. She will be missed for sure. Thoughts and Prayers for her and for her family.
Patricia L Brooks - Patty Cronan
#1
November 28th, 2017 2:05 pm
Leila was a friend of the family as far back as I can remember growing up there in the 50s and 60s She came to our house often - my mother was quite good friends with her mother as well I lost touch with her having left there after high school but we became friends on Facebook in the last 5 years I really enjoyed my communications with her and getting to know her all over again God bless her family and friends She will surely be missed Patty Cronan Brooks Scottsdale AZ
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