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Margie M. Barnes

ALEXANDRIA – Margie M. (Stevens) Barnes, 91, entered peace and rest on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, from Summit Health and Living in Summitville following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1931, in Loudon, Tenn. to Hobart and Edith (Revell) Stevens.
She graduated from Loudon High School, Class of 1948 and moved to Indiana in 1951.
Margie worked as a nursing assistant at Community Hospital-Anderson starting in 1974, working in the hospital Stress Unit 14 of those years. She retired from there in 2000.
In 2011, Margie was the recipient of the Alexandria Good Samaritan Award.
She attended the Christian Congregation Church for over 40 years where she had been an active member of the Ladies Aide.
Margie loved to bake and was blessed to share her pies, cakes, cookies and breads with family and friends. She was very fond of gospel music. She and her neighbor Nancy Cook watched out for each other and were often called “sisters.” Margie’s sweet smile and warm spirit will be fondly remembered.
Survivors: daughter, Martha (Mark) Muse of New Castle; two sons, Tony (Tiese) Thomas of Green-field and Ronald Thomas of Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Stevens of Loudon, Tenn.;    special friends, Nancy Cook and her family of Alexandria; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 31 years, Jacob Keith Barnes; a sister, Lily West; a brother, Otis Stevens; and stepdaughter, Judy Abbasi.
Services honoring Margie’s life and legacy will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria with Warren Brown Jr. officiating. Inter-ment will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.
The family will receive friends after 11 a.m. Monday prior to the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Activity Fund at Summit Health and Living, 701 S. Main St., Summitville.
In the interest of public safety, appropriate facial masking, social distancing and hand sanitation are strongly encouraged to all who visit at the funeral home.
Mike and Connie Owens and their staff are honored to care for Margie and serve her family.
On-line condolences:  www.owensmemorialservices.com