Farmington, NY - Betty H. Barnes passed away unexpectedly on October 11th, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 84. Predeceased by her devoted husband, Darwin Barnes of 56 years, her parents Leonard and Elizabeth Hambridge and her brother Lt. Leslie Hambridge. Survived by her daughters Ann O'Donnell, Gail (Dan) Bell, Nancy (Dale) Sherwood, grandchildren Jeffrey (Kate) Sherwood, Scott (Jen) Sherwood, Matthew Bell, great-grandson Ayden Sherwood, and her special companion "Scooby". Betty graduated from Wellsville High School and Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing. She was the first Wellsville Elementary School nurse and finished her nursing career in 1979 as Director of Nursing at Wellsville Highland Nursing Home. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Ann's Guild.
In accordance with Betty's wishes, there are no prior calling hours and a private interment will occur at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Wellsville, NY.
"Life can be the same after a trinket has been lost, but never after the loss of a treasure."
Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.