Frances Barnes

Obituary of Frances Barnes

ADRIAN – Frances Barnes, age 89 of Adrian went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2018, at Tecumseh Place.


She was born on August 27, 1928, in Kilmanagh, MI to Henry and Martha Marotzke. She worked for Western Union in Detroit, Sebewaing Brewing Company in Sebewaing, Firestone Company in Adrian, and Ann Arbor Tire and Rubber Company in Ann Arbor. Frances belonged to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. She was very active in BPW Club in Adrian, loved flowers, traveling, coffee, birds, penguins, and the color purple.


Frances is survived by her daughter, Christine (Allen) Haire of Adrian; 2 grandchildren, Kimberly James and Patrick (Tim Cunniff) O’Connor of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; step-grandchildren, Jenni (Jeremy) Posten of Tecumseh and Micheal Haire of Texas; three step great-grandchildren, Bailie, Marcus, and Maxwell Posten all of Tecumseh; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Laurie and Brian Hoppe and their children Rachel and Robyn all of Ann Arbor. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Martha Morotzke; sisters, Anna Titsworth, Doris Liken, and Carol Jean Allard; and a nephew, Carl Jake Titsworth. 


Cremation has taken place and there are no services at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Lenawee.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.