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Shirley Barnes

September 9, 2020


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Shirley Barnes

September 9, 2020


Shirley Barnes, 94, formerly of Laurel Run, passed away on Wednesday at Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing in Wilkes-Barre.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Albert and Ruth Bidwell Thomas.  Shirley attended Hanover Township High School.  She was formerly employed in the local garment industry for many years and she was later employed at Grecco’s Card Shop in Wilkes-Barre.


Shirley was a member of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church and the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union.


She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Barnes in 1997 and by her sisters, Esther Hunlock, Marilyn Graver and Margaret Kondikoff.


Shirley is survived by her children, Arthur C. Barnes and his wife, Pamela, Bear Creek Township and Pamela Wiernusz and her husband, Fred, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Arthur B. Barnes and Kimberly J. Gensel; great grandchildren, David and Brett; brother, Albert Thomas and his wife, Patricia, Bath; and by her nieces and nephews.


Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.  Rev. K. Gene Carroll will officiate.  Interment will be in Albert Cemetery, Mountain Top.


There will be no public calling hours.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, 3835 Laurel Run Road, Laurel Run, PA  18706.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Shirley’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.