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UNADILLA - Juanita Joyce Barnes, 85, passed away on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
She was born on July 9, 1932, daughter of the late James Buyea and Hazel (DeWitt) Buyea Anderson.
On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Milton Roger Barnes. They shared 58 years of marriage before he predeceased her on July 21, 2015.
Joyce attended nursing school in Binghamton to become a registered nurse. She worked at The Hospital in Sidney for many years. She continued to enjoy the company of her work colleagues with get-togethers throughout her retirement.
Joyce loved animals. She had horses for several years and also liked to feed and watch birds. She also enjoyed reading.
She will be missed by her four children, Mark and Cathy Barnes of Unadilla, Alison and Rick Barnes of Unadilla, Tim Barnes and Jeanette Stevens of Sidney and Lisa (Barnes) French of Unadilla; grandchildren, Christopher Barnes, Michelle Crandall, Donald Wood II (Jenna), Sean Wood (Ashley), Nicole Wood, Justin Barnes, Taylor Barnes, Doug Bryden, Derek Bryden, Hunter Stevens, Spenser Stevens, Brett and Laura French and Joseph Ermeti; great-grandchildren, Zoe Beth Crandall, Jack Redmond, Rhian Gill, Ethan and Ava French and Carson Ganoung; brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Teri Anderson; brothers-in-law, Richard Barnes and Edward Barnes; sisters-in-law, Dolores and Ed Wilson, Janice Mills and Barbara Cawley; her beloved dog, Jake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was predeceased by her son, Eric Barnes, in 2011; and two brothers, James and Richard Buyea.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, at the funeral chapel with Eugene Pigford officiating.
Burial, in Prospect Hill Cemetery, will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce's name may be directed to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 E. Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on November 1, 2017
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