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Flora B. Barnes

Flora B. BarnesFlora B. Barnes, age 86, formerly of Canton, passed away Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, in Burbank Parke Care Center, Burbank, OH.

Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Canton, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Gwladys (Evans) Knouff.

Flora was a former resident of the Canton, Louisville and Carrollton areas. She was a WWII Woman's Army Corp (WAC) veteran where she served at Crile Military Hospital in Cleveland. She retired from Bowman Medical and Stark Surgical, member of Vo-Ash Chapel in Carrollton and American Legion Post #428.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Bill Potts of Carrollton, and Linda and Jim McCormick of Ashland; one son, James Barnes of Canton; four grandchildren, Aaron (Janice) Potts of Carrollton, L. Steve James of Cuyahoga Falls, Jennifer (Keith) Powers of New London, OH, and Julie (David) Scheub of Ashland; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Potts and Emily and Ashley Powers; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elsie Lang of Louisville and Bernice and Edward Weber of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her great-granddaughter, Ashley for her loving care during Flora's final hour.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Barnes, in 2004; one daughter, Bessie Jane Duplain; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Barnes; three brothers, Alfred, David and John Knouff; and two sisters, Olive Olmstead and Mae Billie.

Funeral services will be Wednesday Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave with Pastor John T. Mayle and Pastor Glen Goff officiating. Friends may call one hour before services on Wednesday (1-2pm). Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com.

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