Mary Henrietta McCord Barnes, 88, of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:58am at her residence. She was born October 20, 1923 in Taylorville, the daughter of Royal Mason and Edna Molly Pope Kennedy. She married Ronald Barnes in February, 1980 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death. She graduated from Taylorville High School and Brown's Business College. In later years she also had special training through extension courses from the University of Illinois in Lay Leadership, group dynamics, and public relations as well as in graphic arts at Richland Community College. She served for many years as an ordained Elder as well as parish worker in many capacities including youth and Christian Education Director. She was a member of the V.O.S.H. mission to Honduras, active in the Parent Teacher Association, serving on the local, district and state school boards, Kemmerer Village Board of Directors and later worked as director of public relations and development,
She is survived by her sons; Richard Kennedy McCord of Springfield and James Mason McCord of Rochester; daughter Patricia Ann (Darwin) Bayston of Orlando, FL.; brother, Eugene Kennedy of Taylorville, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, son Thomas William McCord, 2 brothers, Bruster Kennedy and Samuel Kennedy, and sister Betty Jane Waterman.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 3:00pm at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 1:30pm until time of service in the funeral home.
Arrangements made by McClure Funeral HOme and Cremation Services in Taylorville. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church 115 East Franklin Taylorville, IL. 62568