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cleo a. barnell Sr.

Posted on Nov. 17, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Aug. 3, 1924 - Nov. 15, 2013

GOSHEN — Cleo A. Barnell Sr., 89, died Friday, Nov. 15, at home surrounded by family.

He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Chester and Carmen (Roberts) Barnell.

On Feb. 5, 1944, he married Esther M. Reed in Sturgis, Mich.

She survives along with daughters Rebecca (Richard) Miller of Middlebury and Donna Barnell of Greenwood; son Bud (Margaret) Barnell of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Mr. Barnell was a member of New Paris Missionary Church. He worked 34 years at Turtle Top Industries before retiring in 2006.

The family thanks Chris Kauffman with Goshen Care at Home Hospice for her special care of Cleo. Her gentle and kind spirit was a blessing to all.

Friends may call one hour prior to the Monday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. celebration of life service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. The Rev. Fred McDowell, a nephew, will officiate. Burial will follow at New Paris Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice.