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Shirley Ann Barnes

May 12, 1929 — January 13, 2023


          Shirley A. Barnes, 93, of Aledo, Illinois passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Friendship Manor in Rock Island. The visitation will be held Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Rosary beginning at 4:00 PM at Fippinger Funeral Home, in Aledo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo. Interment will be at Rock Island National Cemetery at a later date.


          Shirley was born May 12, 1929 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Bernard and Helen Engel Mathias. She was a graduate from Davenport High School. Shirley married Edward J. Barnes on January 12, 1949 in Davenport. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2002.


          Shirley was a loving homemaker who took amazing care of her family.  She was very active in the community, volunteering with many organizations. She was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo, the Aledo VFW Auxiliary, past president of the Reynolds American Legion Auxiliary, the Mercer County Farm Bureau, election judge for the Mercer County Democrat party in Perryton and other townships, and the Voiture 40 et 8 group. She also was an avid Quad City Mallards and River Bandits fan.


          She is survived by her children, Susan (Steve) Kolb of Joppa, Alabama, Chris (Debra) Barnes of Aledo, Illinois, Mike (Susan) Barnes of Beaverton, Oregon, Annette (Mark) Hoeft of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Pat (Carolyn) Barnes of Palmyra, Missouri, Theresa (Jerry) Shinners of Davenport, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Deborah Allmon; granddaughter, Christine Fisher; and 3 brothers.


Memorial contributions may be left to St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

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106 NE 4th St, Aledo, IL 61231

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