Patricia Chloe Barnes, 69, of Cave-In-Rock, Il. passed away on October 25, 2017. Pat was born Patricia Chloe Price in Shawneetown, IL on February 13th, 1948 to Robert Price and Elizabeth Chloetine Fisher Price. She graduated from Harrisburg Township High School in 1966 and married Donnie Ray Barnes on January 19, 1969.
Pat was married to the love of her life, Donnie Ray Barnes, for 48 years. During that time Pat and Donnie were inseparable. They could often be found working together on the farm, at church or visiting with family and friends. They had three children Jeff, Floyd and Donetta and four grandchildren, Wyatt, Zayne, Alexa and Morgan.
As a young wife, Pat focused on raising her three children. She enjoyed raising her family on the farm and always made sure her children worked hard and played even harder. You could always find a rowdy group of boys hanging around Barnes house!
Once the children were old enough to go to school, Pat became a bus driver at Hardin County Schools. She enjoyed seeing the kids each day and telling stories about life on the farm. Later, Pat started working at Wal-Mart where she eventually retired.
Pat enjoyed attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church with her husband, Donnie. She was an active member of the church since 2003.
Grandchildren were one of the greatest joys of Pat’s life. She loved all of her grandchildren deeply and would often tell stories about their adventures on the farm together. Her granddaughter, Alexa, held a very special place in her heart. She and Alexa were always getting into something together!
Pat’s will be deeply missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family, friends and all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie; sons, Jeffery Barnes of Elizabethtown and Floyd (Lisa) Barnes of Elizabethtown; daughter, Donetta (Jamie) Hayes of Harrisburg; brother, Robert Price, and four grandchildren, Wyatt, Zayne, Alexa and Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna (Harold) Barnes, and brother, Danny Price.
Hardin County Funeral Service, Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home located in Cave-In-Rock, IL. Family received visitors from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery.