Wendell Barnes

Wendell Barnes

Thursday August 18, 1921 Tuesday July 16, 2019

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Obituary for Wendell N. Barnes

Wendell N. Barnes age 97 years of West Union, Ohio passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio. Wendell was born on August 18, 1921 the son of the late Paul and Anna (Neal) Barnes in West Union, Ohio. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Doris (Stevens) Barnes, two brothers Lucian Barnes and Paul W. Barnes, two sisters Dorothy Minzy and Mary Alcorn.

Wendell was a member of the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church, a World War II Veteran of the United States Air Force, 50-year member of the West Union, Lions Club; he was a member of the West Union Masonic Lodge #43, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He was a member and past president of the Adams County Regional Water District, and a member of the Adams County Hospital Board.
Survivors include his two daughters Susan Thomas of Hillsboro, Ohio; Madonna Tepe of Hamilton, Ohio; one son Mark Barnes and Debbie of Ripley, Ohio; five grandchildren Mark Tepe and Megan, Matthew Blanton, Michelle Whipple and Todd, Gregory Tepe, John Tepe and Miranda; and eight great-grandchildren Garret, Braylon, Kenley, Clara, Keagan, Cameron, Miles, and Cormac.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home with Steve Darby officiating, Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery with military services by the Adams County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Memorials can be made to the Ohio Veterans Home 2003 Veterans Blvd, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church c/o of Steve Darby 810 Foster Road West Union, Ohio 45693

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  • Visitation

    Saturday July 20, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home
    216 W. Mulberry Street
    West Union, Ohio
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    Saturday July 20, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday July 21, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home
    216 W. Mulberry Street
    West Union, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday July 21, 2019
  • Interment

    Sunday July 21, 2019 |
    West Union
    Address Not Available
    Sunday July 21, 2019

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Please accept my most sincere sympathy for the death of your loved one. We can find comfort in the word of God because it assures us that "there is going to be a resurrection" (Acts 24:15).  God promises to give life back to millions of people who have died, and he desires to do so very soon.

We know this from what a servant of God from the past, Job, asked God: “If a man dies, can he live again?  I will wait all the days of my compulsory service (death) until my relief comes.   You (Jehovah) will call, and I (Job) will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:14, 15) God is longing to give life back to those who have died.

Perhaps these words do not calm your pain but we are certain that God will resurrect all those who demonstrate faith in the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ. Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you the hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled.  May these words bring you and your family much comfort from Jehovah God, the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4). 
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