-- Obituaries--



Source: THE LIMA NEWS
Page 4
Friday, June 20, 1952

SPENCERVILLE - Nathan J Barnes, 62, employee of a Lima plant, stabbed himself to death with a butcher knife Thursday night in his home at nearby Conant. Barnes died at about 11 p. m. Thursday of the self-inflicted wound, according to Dr. T. J. Talbott, Allen-co coroner. He returned a verdict of suicide. Barnes took a butcher knife from the kitchen of his home, locked himself in the bathroom and plunged the knife into his heart, the coroner was told.

He was born in Rising Sun and had lived in Conant for the last 15 years. He was employed in the boiler shop of the Baldwin-Lima- Hamilton Corp.

An Army veteran, he was a member of Lima's Edward J. Veascy post. No. 275, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his widow, Lela three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Witherow, Spencerville; Mrs. Richard Brownell, 736 Weadock-av, Lima and Mrs. Ray Thomas, 703 Ford-av, Lima; two brothers, Harry Barnes, San Francisco, and Bert Barnes, Cairo; his stepmother, Mrs. Emma Barnes, Benton Ridge, O., and eight grandchildren.

Services are being completed at the C. B. Miller and Son funeral home, Spencerville.



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