Anna Marie "Tootsie" Barnes (nee Walla), 75, of North Ridgeville, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. Mrs. Barnes was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 11, 1932 and made her home in North Ridgeville since 1964.
Family members remember Ann as a loving mother who devoted her life to making a home for her husband of 53 years, Raymond, and her three children; two sons, Robert and Richard; one daughter, Janet, all of North Ridgeville; and a grandson, Ryan of Charlotte, North Carolina.
She is also survived by two sisters, Veronica (Jim) Smith of Tennessee and Grace (Darrell) Campbell of Medina; one brother, John (Pat) Walla of Georgia; one brother in law, Al Barnes of Elyria; four sisters in law, Catherine Canter of Arizona, Shirley Barton of Elyria, Dorothy Miller of Dayton, and Barbara (Bill) Linden of Avon. Ann also has several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Veronica Walla.
Family and friends will celebrate Tootsie's life at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria on Friday, December 28, 2007 from 5 to 8 P.M. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, December 29, 2007 in the funeral home at 11 A.M. Pastor Ed Wishart will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, North Ridgeville.