Vera “Ditty” (Carlisle) Barnes, age 85, of Petersburg, WV, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Grant Memorial Hospital. She was born in Montgomery Co., MD on November 6, 1927, the daughter of the late Horace C. Carlisle and Vera (Harris) Carlisle. On March 23, 1954 Vera married her husband Walter O. Barnes of 58 years who survives in Petersburg, WV.
Mrs. Barnes was a loving mother and homemaker. She previously worked as a Sales Representative for Combined Life Insurance in Petersburg and was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersburg, where she was strong in her faith. Mrs. Barnes loved to crochet and was a fan of Frank Sinatra and music of that era.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by: 4 daughters, Charlene Cahill of Petersburg, WV, Dharlene Rushing and husband, Jim, of Pensacola, FL, Virginia Barnes of Petersburg,WV and Theresa Saunders of Petersburg, WV; 1 son, Walter J. Barnes of Petersburg, WV; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barnes is preceded in death by: 1 son, Richard Moore Jr., 1 infant son, Raymond Moore and 1 brother, Horace Carlisle.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6-8 PM in the Chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV. The viewing will conclude with a Vigil and Prayer Service. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersburg, WV with Father Giles LeVasseur officiating. Interment will follow at the Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville, WV. Memorials may be made to the family C/O Basagic Funeral Home at P.O. Box 400, Petersburg, WV 26847. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com.