Elly was born in Hartford City, Indiana to Elmer and Minnie Jones. She was raised with two sisters and ten brothers. Mom married John Rice and had three daughters. Phyllis (Rice) Hardy (Dave), Catherine (Rice) Zaborsky (Rory), Rebecca (Rice) Moore (Haskel). John passed away in 1955. Mom remarried to Fred Barnes in 1956 and moved us to California. Mom had her #1 son, Donnie Barnes (Annie) and daughter Vickie (Barnes) Turner (Dale). Mom had eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. In mom’s lifetime, she was blessed with five generations of women whom she loved very dearly first herself, then her daughter Cathy, granddaughter Lenca Machado, great granddaughter Tiffany Friedlos, and great-great granddaughter Emma Friedlos.
Mom was a very, very hard worker. She worked in several restaurants in Oakdale, then went to work at Hershey’s for ten years and retired in Oakdale. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed by all family and friends. She was preceded in death by John Rice, Fred Barnes, Phyllis (Rice) Hardy, Vickie (Barnes) Turner, her mother and father, sisters and brothers. There are no services planned. RIP Mom.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
The Riverbank (Calif.) News
May 11, 2022