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Ida E. Barnes

Ida E. Barnes, 75, of Andora Rd, Carrollton passed away Dec. 10, 2009, in Aultman Hospital due to complications from open heart surgery.

Born Jan. 12, 1934, in Lee Twp., she was a daughter of the late Bert and Ruby Cogsil Simmons.

Ida graduated from Carrollton High School in 1952.  She worked for GTE Telephone Company for 38 years, retiring in 1990.  She was a life resident of Carroll County and a member of Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church in Harlem Springs.  Never having children of her own, she was known as Aunt Ida to everyone.  She had many close friends and was a very special aunt to many.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, trips to Florida, church activities and her friends from church.  She always made family gatherings special with her delicious dishes she brought to them.

She is survived by her brother, Bill Simmons of Carrollton; nieces, Diane Wilson and Brenda (Edward) McLean, both of Carrollton; nephews, Jeff Simmons of Mechanicstown, Billy Simmons of Carrollton, Robert (Donna) Johnson of Harlem Springs and Butch (Donna) Johnson of Carrollton; and many great nieces and nephews.  She will truly be missed by whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Knox Tinlin, Myrtle Johnson and Betty Jean Simmons and nephews, Gale Tinlin, Billy Johnson and Dick Johnson.

Special thanks to Dr. Novoa, his staff and all the nurses in CVSICU for all the wonderful and loving care they gave her.

Funeral services were held Dec. 14 in Harsh Memorial Church in Harlem Springs with Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh officiating.  Burial was in Harlem Springs Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the care and guidance of Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton.


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