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Ronald Barnes


Ronald E. Barnes, 68, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, January 13, 2017, suddenly at his home.

 He was born on November 22, 1948 in Royalton and was the son of the late Louis and Ruth (Fornwalt) Barnes.

 In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by a daughter, Shannon Turkowsky, and six siblings, Betty Sharp, Lois Powley, Doris Barnes, Patsy Barnes, William Barnes, and Sandra Barnes.

 He is survived by his daughter, Shawna Barnes of Red Lion; two grandchildren, Madison and Malachi Messersmith; a great-grandson, Chancellor Burkett; two brothers, James and Louis Barnes Jr., both of Middletown; and a sister, Wanda Fornwalt of Harrisburg.

 Memorial services and internment will be at the convenience of the family.

 The family has entrusted the care of the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Middletown, to handle the funeral arrangements.

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