Elaine C. Barnes, age 92 of Richmond, passed away on Monday March 14, 2022.  She was born in Waukegan, Illinois on February 6, 1930, the daughter of  Ernest and Hildur Erickson Carlson.

Elaine married Howard Barnes on July 2, 1949, at the First United Methodist Church in Connersville. They were blessed with two sons and had shared 65 years together before his passing in 2015.

Elaine enjoyed playing card, boardgames, working puzzles and doing Swedish Weaving. She retired from Koons Appliance after 25 years of service working as a bookkeeper.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Patricia) Barnes and Ronald Barnes; five grandchildren, Jennifer Longnecker, Amanda (Brian) Infinger, James (Kristi) Barnes, Greg (Beth) Barnes, Bryan (Ashley) Barnes; twelve great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Myrna Carlson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Gene Carlson.

Private services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donation be made to the 1st English Lutheran Church, 2727 E Main St, Richmond, IN 47374, or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Urban Winkler Funeral Home is honored to assist Elaine’s family with the arrangements.