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Marilyn Anne Barnes


Marilyn Anne Barnes, 84 of Litchfield, passed away, Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Marilyn was born Oct. 26, 1938 in Zanesville Township, a daughter of Harold (Pete) and Mildred (Engelman) Daggett.

She married Donald L. Barnes on Feb. 17, 1957.

Marilyn attended grade school in Raymond, Moweaqua and at Hazel Green. She graduated from Carlinville High School, Class of 1956.

She worked at various jobs while raising her family.  When the kids were pretty much raised, she fulfilled a dream and began nursing school at Capitol Area Vocational where she graduated Valedictorian of her class. Marilyn went on to become Director of Nursing for nursing homes in Virden and Walsenburg, CO.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling.  After retirement, she and her husband sold their home and became full time RV’ers.  They traveled the USA.  They were also camp hosts at Beaver Dam State Park.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Sheryl (Carl) Slightom of Atwater, Ginger Barnes of Hillsboro; sons, Brett (Kristy) Barnes of Girard, Bart (Gaye) Barnes of Gisborne, Australia; sisters, Sharon Campbell, Susie (Leonard) Lott; brothers, Jon (Sue) and Kenny Daggett all of Carlinville; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Jerry Lee Daggett.

A private family graveside service will be held.  Interment will be at Bethel Ridge Cemetery.

Suggested memorials are Bethel Ridge Cemetery and Girard Fire and Rescue.

Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is serving the family. To sign the online register book, light a virtual candle or for more information, visit