Peoria Journal Star, 18 September 1997, page D6.

SOUTH PEKIN -- Ralph Barnes, 78, of 209 N. Fourth St. died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 23, 1918, to Raliegh and Stella Barnes.

Surviving are one son, Larry of North Pekin; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

He was a self-employed carpenter in the Pekin area for many years. He then worked in maintenance at Libby Foods in Morton for many years, retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glendale Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

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