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Ellen Oldham Barnes

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Ellen Oldham Barnes, 94, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022. She was born in Mountain Grove, Missouri, on Dec. 31, 1927, to the late John T. and Bertha E. Nettleton Oldham.

She worked at GE in Owensboro for 19 years until she married Charles Tim Barnes in November 1968. She then became a full-time helpmate with all the duties of a farmer’s wife.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, Charles Tim Barnes; stepson, George A Barnes; stepson-in-law, Bruce King; great-grandson, Jared Hamilton; sisters, Lucile Plowman, Hazel Jackson, and Esther Oldham; and brothers, Estill Oldham and Talbert Oldham.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Kittye King, of Beaver Dam; her stepdaughter-in-law, Johnnie Barnes, of Huntsville, Alabama; her granddaughters (which were all hers) include, Liessell (Greg) Hamilton, of Philpot, Kentucky; Kimberly (Matt) Quinn, of Huntsville; Shari Beth (Bryan) Daley, of Lexington, Kentucky; and Kari (Dennis) Keith, of Beaver Dam; and great-grandchildren, Emily Hamilton, Caroline Quinn, Wesley Hamilton, Katherine Keith, Megan Quinn, Lauren Keith, Sophie Daley, Erin Keith, and Eli Mae Daley. Ellen is also survived by her sister, Marie Hofmeister; niece, Linda (Ralph) Robinson, of Parker, Colorado; along with other nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, gifts of sympathy can be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Beaver Dam Baptist Church with Dr. Glenn Armstrong and Bro. John Cashion officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

Bevil Bros. Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at