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Joan E. Barnes

Joan E. Barnes

Jul 27th, 1953 - Aug 25th, 2019
  • Birth Date: Jul 27th, 1953
  • Death Date: Aug 25th, 2019
  • Funeral Date: Sep 21st, 2019
  • Location: Barts Centenary United Methodist Church
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Joan E. Barnes, 66, of Littlestown, died Sunday, Aug 25, at her home.  She was the wife of Michael T. Barnes for 27 years.  Born July 27, 1953 in Hanover, Joan was the daughter of the late Paul & Vivian (Becker) Lawrence.  She was a 1971 Delone High School graduate and was retired from Allpure Technologies of New Oxford.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter, Jodie L. Clabaugh  and her son, Nathan M. Barnes, both of Littlestown; her grandson, Justin Clabaugh; great grandson Leon William Clabaugh; her brothers:  Donnie Lawrence, Jim Lawrence and Charles Lawrence, all of Hanover and Jack Lawrence of New Oxford and her sisters,   Jeanne Smith of Gettysburg and Kay Green of York New Salem.  She was predeceased by her brother, Bill Lawrence.  Joan was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Littlestown and McSherrystown Moose.  She loved sitting by the Bay and crabbing, gardening and flowers, her dog “Wolfy” and spending time with her family. 
A Celebration of Life is Saturday, Sept 21, from 1 – 4 P.M. at Bart’s Centenary United Methodist Church, Littlestown.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan’s name may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA  90266.  Online condolences may be shared on

George Keffer
Sep 2nd, 2019 3:52 am
My deepest sympathy goes out to Joan’s family! George Leffer
Mary Lynne Ziegler
Aug 30th, 2019 3:12 am
Jodie, Much sympathy and prayers for you all. So very happy she was here to see her great grandson be born which is only part of her beautiful legacy.
Patti Reaver
Aug 28th, 2019 7:34 pm
It is rare to meet a person who is the total package..... beauty, grace, kindness, strong and a fighter. I worked with Joan and she always stopped by my work area to see how I was. We shared a lot of laughs and wonderful memories. Even though she was in her own battle she never failed to ask me how my mom was doing. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. So dear Joan this isn't goodbye but I will just say see you later.
Kevin Warner
Aug 28th, 2019 5:04 pm
So sorry for your loss...... Condolences to your family
Sharon K. Smith
Aug 28th, 2019 3:24 am
I am so sorry to see this. Joan fought such a long battle with so much grace. My deepest sympathies to all of you who loved her. I will pray for your family.
Aug 28th, 2019 12:33 am
Dear Mike, Jodie and Nate,
So very sorry for your loss. Joan was a wonderful and caring person and will be missed greatly. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Lori (Orendorff) Rhodes
Aug 27th, 2019 6:14 pm
Jodie-I am so sorry for your mother's passing. Praying for your peace. Glad she got to see her Great Grandson!
Lori Swatsworth
Aug 27th, 2019 6:00 pm
How can anyone convey in words, Joan's strength, fight, and depth of faith? Never in my years have I known anyone as strong and determined but also so gentle and kind. I considered Joan not only a true friend but a soul sister, as well. I only hope I can live my life using hers as an example of how we all should live and experience our remaining time on this earth. God Bless you, Joan and God Bless Mike and the kids!
Linda Foreman
Aug 27th, 2019 1:42 pm
Sending prayers to you and your family Mike
Debra Trask
Aug 27th, 2019 11:30 am
Joan was a wonderful neighbor and made our street more beautiful with her baskets of flowers. Prince St. won't be the same.
Debra Rucker
Aug 27th, 2019 8:23 am
Jodie and I was able to have met the sweet lady she was. GOD bless and keep you in love. TydDIM
Sam and Esther Roop
Aug 27th, 2019 12:19 am
We are so sorry for your loss. Joan was a very special lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Liz Unger
Aug 26th, 2019 10:56 pm
Dear Jodie and family, I wish you comfort in your time of sorrow.
April and Jeannette Howard
Aug 26th, 2019 9:54 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family. Joan will forever remain in our thoughts. She was an exceptional woman who brought happiness and love to the many that knew her. Much love ❤️
Victoria Smith
Aug 26th, 2019 9:08 pm
Dearest Jodie your mother was an amazingly strong fighter and survivor. I guess there just comes a time when you have to accept that there is no more fight left. I love your mother and my heart and soul go out to you for her loss. She waited for Leon which doesn't surprise me at all. I love you my dear friend.
Tina & Craig Slagle
Aug 26th, 2019 8:47 pm
Aunt Joan was one of the most caring person that I know. When I was sick, there were days that I didn't think I could go on anymore. No matter had bad Aunt Joan felt she was always there for me to help me through it. She always put everyone else before herself. I love and miss you so much. Until we meet again I will always hold you in my heart!
Laura and Brian Crandell
Aug 26th, 2019 8:17 pm
I am so sorry for your loss, I will miss chatting with Joan each spring about flowers. Such a wonderful woman ! ❤️
Lynne Staub
Aug 26th, 2019 7:37 pm
to a sweet, loving, kind, selfless, reliable, genuine, loyal person. I love you Aunt Joan and feel at peace knowing your suffering is over. I know God saved a special place for you. You will never be forgotten.
Brenda Rhoades
Aug 26th, 2019 6:23 pm
I am so sorry to learn of this ...
My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Love You
Pat Hubbard
Aug 26th, 2019 5:50 pm
Dear Mike, Jodie, Nathan, Barnes family and Lawrence family,

Joan was so brave and such an amazing person. I thank God for no more suffering. She loved each of you so much. And I know how much all of you loved her. You have my sympathy and are in my thoughts and my prayers for strength for each of you. This is such a sad time. Know she will remain forever in your hearts.❤️
Pat Hubbard
Roy Stambaugh
Aug 26th, 2019 5:22 pm
Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time .

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