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John Barney

Published: December 16, 1997 12:00 AM

Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Vestaburg, Pa., he had lived in LaGrange with his sister, Mary E. Fugitt, for a year-and-a-half after moving from Ravenna.

He was a retired welder and had worked for General Motors in Hudson for more than 30 years. Mr. Barney then worked for a short time with Terex Corp. also in Hudson.

Mr. Barney was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include sisters, Mary E. Fugitt of LaGrange, and Pauline Ruemmele of Norwalk. His parents, four brothers and two sisters died previously.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria. Services will be at 10 a.m.Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Sieth of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.

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