Mary Josephine Barnes, 97, a resident of Rock Ridge Care Center, Shellsburg, IA, died there on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, on Friday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m., by Father Jack Flaherty. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Francis of Assisi Columbarium in Fairfield Glade, TN.
Survivors include her sons, James K. “Jeff” (Cheryl) Barnes of Cedar Rapids, IA, Major Richard J. (Ardith) Barnes USMC-RET of Clermont, IA, and Edward M. (Virginia) Barnes of Cedar Rapid, IA; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Agnes (Norman) Swensen of Nevada, IA, and Joseph E. (Margaret) Kaprich of Centerville, IA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, George (Marilyn) Kaprich, and baby brother, Joseph William.
Mary was born March 30, 1916, on the family farm near Rathbun, IA, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Mourek) Kaprich. She married James F. Barnes on January 26, 1936, in Milan, MO. Mary was a Roman Catholic and involved in numerous parish activities in years past. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, and sewing. Mary was very creative and a great grandmother.
Special thanks go to the entire Rock Ridge staff for their dedicated care and many, many acts of kindness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in her memory.
Please sign the online guestbook for Mary at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.