H. Ardella Barnes
August 7, 1930 May 10, 2021
Ardella Barnes, 90, Hibbing, formerly of Richland Center, WI died
Monday, May 10, 2021 at home in Hibbing. She was born August 7, 1930 to
Adelbert and Sara (Drake) Frost in Bagley, MN. She married William Brown in
the early 50’s, had 2 daughters, and helped run the family dairy farm in Richland
County. She moved to Richland Center in the 1960’s and worked as a supervisor
at O’Brien Brothers to support her young daughters. She was an active member of
Peace United Methodist Church in Richland Center. She taught Sunday School,
participated in various church circles, and helped with fund raisers for the church
throughout her time there. The church is where she met Roger Barnes and married
on September 13, 1972. Roger and Ardella had many happy years fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with family. She was a devout homemaker who enjoyed cooking, canning, baking and kept a tidy house. She made phenomenal bread, was an excellent seamstress and loved both vegetable and flower gardening. She always had a warm and welcoming home that smelled of fresh bread or cookies.
Ardella moved to Hibbing in 2016 after the death of her husband, Roger.
Ardella resided at the Lee Center where she made many friends. The Lee Center
offered her many opportunities to socialize and to engage in another favorite
pastime which was card playing. Her many friends and especially her dear friend
Amalia Scipioni made her years in Hibbing extremely enjoyable.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jackie (John) McHale,
Hibbing, and Kathie (Dan) Samborski, Carmichael, CA, two step-children, David
(Cherry) Barnes, Janesville, WI, and Jean (Dan) Cole, Mesquite, NV, four
grandchildren, Sarah McHale, Hibbing, Paul (Stefanie) McHale, St. Paul, MN,
Elisabeth (Luke Wohlwend) McHale, Minneapolis, MN, and Zoe Samborski,
Sacramento, CA, and three great-grandchildren, Jackson, John, and Joey McHale.
She was preceded in death by William F. Brown, Roger L. Barnes, parents,
Adelbert and Sara, stepson, Bruce Barnes, and her brother, Roger Frost.
Funeral services for Ardella will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. The Rev. Andrew Petter will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Wednesday. Interment will be in Loyd Cemetery in Loyd, WI, at a later date. Ardelle’s family would like to send a sincere thank you to Rev. Andrew Petter and the Wesley United Methodist Church for their support and visits for Ardella during her time in Hibbing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of their choice. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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