Marguerite Faith Barnes

7/30/23 – 2/6/21

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18

Marguerite Faith Barnes, 97, of Ickesburg, PA, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 at home on her family farm. She had a passion to live life to the fullest and loved spending time with her family. She loved the outdoors, especially mowing grass, tending to her flowers, and watching the birds. She was a great cook and loved to bake. She held several part time jobs, but her favorite was working at Fritz, Bear, and Fritz (FBF) in Ickesburg, until the age of 93. She enjoyed meeting and greeting the local customers with her winning smile. She touched the lives of many people in her 97 years on this earth. 

Born on July 30, 1923, Marguerite was the daughter of Frank and Elsie Shope of Loysville, PA.  She is the widow of Charles Barnes. She was preceded in death by siblings Bob Shope, Grant Shope, Arlene Palm, and Helen Bender. She has one surviving sister, Grace Reisinger. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Connie Barnes and great grandaughter Maggie, named in honor of Marguerite. 

Marguerite is survived by daughters Linda Urich (Stanley) of Elliottsburg, Judy Sober (Ronald) of Mechanicsburg, and son George Barnes (Pat) of Ickesburg. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 

Because of Covid 19 restrictions there was an intimate family funeral service held on February 13th.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sandy Hill U.C.C. Church, 6300 Tuscarora Path, Loysville, PA 17047.

The Boyer Family Funeral Home is honored to handle the arrangements for the Barnes family. 



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