Mark Barnes, 59, passed of cardiac failure on Feb. 23 at his home.
Mark was born and lived several years in Morgantown. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Karen. He is survived by his sister, Fran Barnes, of Morgantown; a sister, Jane and husband, of Florida; and a brother and his wife, of Charles Town.
Mark was a 1979 graduate of University High School. He was an honors graduate at Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in social services and was a member of their International Honor Society in Social Science. He was primarily engaged in various retailing efforts during his career and had retired. Mark was a member of the United Methodist Church and volunteered his vital services to helping people in need, worthwhile causes and the community.
Hastings Funeral Home of Morgantown was entrusted with the arrangements. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family held a private graveside service with interment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Cheat Lake.
The moment in February that you left
us — our hearts split in two; one side filled
with memories, the other side died with
you. Remembering you will be easy, we
will do it every day, but missing you is a
heartache that will never go away. We hold
you close within our hearts and there you
will remain, while life goes on without you,
it will never be the same. RIP.