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Alva Barnes

May 10, 1937 — July 6, 2020

Alva Mae Barnes, 83, of Quincy passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Alva was born on May 10, 1937 in Quincy to John Clyde and Helen Mildred (Woodworth) Hamilton. She married Lyle H. Barnes on June 5, 1955 in Ursa. Lyle passed away on February 19, 1994.

Alva was a member of the Payson Road Christian Church.  Alva enjoyed sewing, tole painting, cooking and baking.  While living in Toulon Alva started People Helping People a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in need.

Surviving are; four children, Denise (George) Eilts of Fowler, Lisa (Jim) Titlow of Bloomington,  Derek (Angie Neese) Barnes of Coatsburg, and Duane (Teri) Barnes of Quincy.  Also surviving are two brothers, Leland Hamilton of Quincy, William (Rhonda) Hamilton of Quincy, two sisters, Esther Totsch of Quincy, Viola Todd of Mendon, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by, one brother, John T. Hamilton and one sister, Betty Lewis.

Graveside services will be Monday, July 13, 2020, 10:00 AM at New Providence cemetery near Ursa with Walt Wilcoxson officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Crossing Church in Quincy. You are invited to share memories of Alva and leave memorials at

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Graveside Service

Monday, July 13, 2020

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

New Providence Cemetery

, Ursa, IL 62376

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