OBITUARY FROM PORTER COUNTY VIDETTE:
Agnes Mary Fiester
WELL-KNOWN HOBART LADY DIED AT HOME YESTERDAY
(From Saturday's Daily)
Mrs. Agnes Mary Fiester Barnes, wife of Lewis E. Barnes, died at the family home in Hobart yesterday morning after na illness of several months. Mrs. Barnes for many months has been a sufferer from creeping paralysis. Lately she has been confined to her bed all the time and her death was not unexpected.
The funeral was held at the home this afternoon, Rev. Ayling of Hobart officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Barnes, whose maiden name was Fiester, was born in Chicago Nov. 28, 1874 and was brought to Hobart by her parents when she was two years old. She was married to Lewis E. Barnes on her birthday, Nov. 28, 1895 and has three daughters -- Mamie, aged 20; Lola, aged 18 and Merle, aged 16, all living at home. Three brothers are living, John and Jacob Fiester, who live in Hobart, and Henry Fiester, who lives in Omaha. She also has one sister, Mrs. Barbara Halstead, who lives at Hobart.
Mr. Barnes is well-known all over Lake county and is the republican candidate for sheriff. He has been township trustee of Hobart township for a number of years.
Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 31, 1916
This information was obtained from: http://www.inportercounty.org/Data/Obits/Fiester1945.html.