Ethel M Barnes, 89 of Dumas, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019. Private family graveside services will be held under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors.
Ethel was born on June 5, 1930 in Lamar, OK to Thomas and Dora Mae (Freeman) Looper. She graduated from Hedrick High School in Jackson County, OK in 1948. She was united in marriage to Orlin Barnes on November 25, 1948 in Altus, OK and the couple would eventually move to Dumas in 1952 where they raised their children and made their home. She was a member of the 6th and Meredith Church of Christ and was very active in Moore County Senior Citizens Center where she taught many folks to play bridge. She and Orlin were also avid supporters of Dumas Girl Scouts. She was an excellent homemaker, crocheted many things for her family and friends, interior decorator, loved to read and play bridge.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Orlin in 1993; brothers: M.T. Looper and James Looper; grandson: Jeremy Ball.
Ethel is survived by her daughters: Sandra Barnes of Dumas, TX; Sharon Haynes and husband Thacker of McLean, TX and Shawn Frische and husband Terry of Dumas, TX; sister: Linda Haynes of McClean, TX; grandchildren: J.T. Haynes and wife Jamie of Amarillo, TX, Jamie Ball of Oklahoma City, OK, Ryan Vardeman and husband Dustin of Ft. Worth, TX, Clark Frische of Dumas, TX, Annie Frische of Barcelona, Spain; 9 great grandchildren.
The family suggests with gratitude, that memorials be made to Moore County Senior Citizens Center, 701 E 16th Street, Dumas TX 79029 or to a favorite local charity.