Laure Barnes

Laure Barnes, 94, passed away on March 16, 2013, after a short illness, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Laure recently resided at the Appletree assisted living in Barlow, Ohio. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Laure Barnes was a lifelong resident of Marietta. She was born Oct. 5, 1918, to Edmond and Heloise Bougamont. She married Gibson C. Barnes in 1940, and they were married for 60 years until his death in 2000.

She is survived by her six children, son, Ted and Cynthia Barnes, son, Jon Barnes, daughter, Sue and Tom Upright, son, Tim and Connie Barnes, daughter, Jan and Scotty Hamilton, daughter, Joy and Mike Durnell.

She was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Nothing gave her more joy than spending time with them. She spent many years involved in the Marietta Art League, National Decorative Painters Assoc., Winding Roads Decorative Painters of Parkersburg, W.Va., Heart of Ohio Decorative Painters, and the O’Neill Center.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Please send special thanks and memorial donations to Marietta Home Health & Hospice, 450 Pike St., Marietta, Ohio 45750. Online condolences may be made to