Louise Turner Barnes, 96, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 11th, 2020

Louise Turner Barnes, 96, a resident of Lombard, Ill., since 1957, died peacefully on May 11, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Elmhurst.

A proud native of Virginia, she was born in Painter, Va., on March 1, 1924, to Joshua and Genevieve (Ott) Turner. She was a 1944 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

On January 19, 1946, she married James A. Barnes, a naval officer whom she had met when she was a college student and he was stationed at Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, before his deployment to the Pacific during World War II. They were happily married for more than 48 years until his death in 1994.

She is survived by her four children: Elizabeth Morse (Phil) of Los Alamitos, Calif.; James A. Barnes Jr. (Juli), of Leesburg, Va.; Martha Akre (David), of Elmhurst, Ill.; and Carroll Barnes (Ted Isenberg), of Minneapolis, Minn.; and five grandchildren: Maddy Barnes, Katie Socienski, Will Barnes, David Akre Jr., and Elizabeth Akre. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Turner and Carroll Kurtz.

Louise was active in several organizations, including Friends of the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, Lombard Garden Club, American Association of University Women and P.E.O., and she was a longtime member of Community Presbyterian Church in Lombard. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed reading, traveling with her family, discussing politics, listening to music, caring for her cocker spaniels and playing bridge with her friends. Most of all, she lovingly embraced her role as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will not be a funeral service. Burial at Chapel Hill Gardens West, in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., will be private.

Arrangements by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard,  Call 888-629-0094 for information.

 

Where Seagulls Soar

If you walk on the beach on a summer’s day
Where seagulls fly beyond the bay,
The waves will wash your steps away
As they did mine on a summer’s day.

When winds of autumn sweep the sky
You may see a dog go frisking by
And play with a stick to catch your eye.
Will you smile at him as you pass by?

When winter comes the snow is deep
But it shines and sparkles at your feet
And a red bird sings a note so sweet.
He sings of spring when snow is deep.

The sun will shine through springtime rains
And only a trace of snow remains
Where a yellow flower will bloom again.
It blooms for you in the misty rain.

You still can see the rising sun
And a quiet sunset when day is done
Or the evening star when night has begun.
Oh, see for me the setting sun.

— Louise Turner Barnes

 

2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Elizabeth Edwards says:

    Carroll, So sorry to hear about Lou.
    It sounds like she passed away peacefully.
    You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers today
    Beth

  2. Elizabeth Edwards says:

    Carroll, So sorry to hear about Lou.
    It sounds like she passed away peacefully.
    You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers today
    Beth

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