- October 21, 1923 - July 31, 2012
- Kingston, Tennessee
of Colleen's Passing
The Kingston United Methodist Church
212 W. Church Street
Kingston, TN 37763
Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc.
P.O. Box 10088
Knoxville, TN 37939-9910
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“I'm very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Barnard was my 5th grade teacher. She also taught me piano, even when I was not really interested. She was,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rhonda Badger - Kingston, TN
“I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful lady who touched many lives of students in Roane County. God bless you all.
2 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Avera Houser - TN
“Your Family is in our prayers,REST IN PEACE
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ms.Dot Rowland Family - Kingston, TN
“My prayers are with the entire family. I know she will be missed by all of you.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sandra White - Ten Mile, TN
“God Bless each during this time.
5 of 9 | Posted by: Helen Wallace - Kingston, TN
“My thoughts are with family and friends.
6 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret Campen - Kingston, TN
“Want the three of you and your families to know that I am thinking of you. Your mother and dad were two of the most delightful people I have known. ...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Anne Grisham Dabbs
“•May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time, with fondest remembrances.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jan Jennings Stone
“May God much bless the Barnard family and give them peace in the security of knowing one of 'our teachers' is in the loving care of our Lord. Thank...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Muecke - Knoxville, TN
Colleen Barnard, 88, of Kingston, Tennessee Died Tuesday, July 31, at home.
She was the beloved wife of Ray Barnard (deceased), and is survived by her children: Mary Nancy Martin, Ramona and Rick Holt, and Margaret and David Hayes; grandchildren: Margaret Ellen Miller; Lara, Joseph, and Julia Holt; Alyson and Matthew Hayes, and great-grandchildren; Amanda, EJ, and Christian Melendez; Maddie Sievert and Ethan Lininger. Mrs. Barnard is preceded in death by her parents, Nancy Ellen Baugh Heany and Collie Baugh.
Mrs. Barnard was born in Kingston in 1923 and has made it her lifelong home. Her ancestral home on Race Street was located on the site of the current Roane County Courthouse. Her family acquired the home in 1850 and until the time of its destruction, nine generations of the family had lived there. Mrs. Barnard has been recognized by the East Tennessee Historical Society as a "First Tennessee Family," having her direct ancestors as settlers prior to Tennessee acquiring statehood in 1796.
One of Mrs. Barnard's hobbies was family genealogy, perhaps inspired by her close relationship with her grandparents, Ada and Charles Matheny, and her great-grandparents, Maggie Lowery and James Madison (Matt) Hartley.
Mrs. Barnard graduated from Roane County High School and received her Bachelor's degree from Maryville College. She also received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in field botany through the Master's degree program at Duke University. Throughout her life, Mrs. Barnard impacted thousands of student lives as a school teacher for 35 years, a piano teacher, and a city recreational director. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year and served terms as President and Vice President for the Roane County Retired Teachers Association.
She was an active member of Kingston United Methodist Church and has served as choir director, organist, and Sunday School teacher over the years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Colleen Barnard's memory to Kingston United Methodist Church (212 W. Church Street, Kingston, TN 37763) or Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. (www.alztennessee.org).