Lois Brown Shingleton Barnes, remained active even at 100

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Lois Brown Shingleton Barnes.
Lois Brown Shingleton Barnes.

Lois Brown Shingleton Barnes of Hampstead died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the Rosewood Care Center in Swansea, Illinois. She was 100 years old but remained active until the last weeks of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Langhorn Barnes, and daughter, Carrolyn Ann McCann.

Surviving are her son, William Clinton “Clint” Barnes of Heber City, Utah; three daughters: Linda Faye Goodrich of Belleville, Illinois; Wilma Lois Burgon of Raleigh; Mollie Elizabeth Ungricht of Lehi, Utah; 20 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

Lois was born in Hampstead on April 4, 1915, and graduated from Topsail High School, and met her husband there in the early 1940s. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and spent a career as a dredge boat operator. They lived on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts plus four years in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, and retired in Hampstead.

She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), where she served as a teacher and local leadership roles. She was especially well-known for her cooking, expertise with seafood and for providing countless free meals for visiting church missionaries.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at U.S. 17 and Deerfield Drive in Hampstead, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the LDS Cemetery in Hampstead.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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