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Marsha Lynn Williamson Barnes

Marsha Lynn Williamson Barnes, 65, of Clinton, passed away 1:10 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 8, 2018) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.

Her service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the Rev. Darren Barnhill officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the education fund for her grandsons, Oliver and Isaac.

Marsha was born Feb. 24, 1953, in Grinnell, Iowa, the daughter of the late Vernon and Vera Freese Williamson. She married Bernard D. Gaherty Sept. 9, 1972, in Wapella. She later married Joe Barnes June 2, 2018, in Clinton.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Barnes, Clinton; daughters, Amy (Ben) Reed, Clinton; Jamie Gaherty, Normal; grandsons, Oliver Reed, Clinton; Isaac Sorrell, Normal; and several nieces.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and a nephew, Scott Williamson.

Marsha was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church. She worked for Verizon, Bloomington, retiring in 2003 after 33 years of service.

She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending every moment with them.

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