Kathryn Mae Barnes
December 6, 1915 – September 19, 2021
Kathryn Mae Barnes, also lovingly called “Gigi” by her grandchildren and very close friends,
was born in Pennsylvania on December 6, 1915, to Howard and Suzanna Wilson. She went to be with our Lord at the age of 105 on September 19, 2021, and is now reunited with her husband, Thomas Barnes, who passed away November 18,1978. We feel so fortunate to have been able to love and enjoy our mother so much longer than most.
Kay is survived by her daughter, Sue Morris, and her husband, Ken, and her son, Thomas Barnes and Jan Macy. She loved interacting with her grandchildren, Mike Apolskis, Tracy Apolskis and Greg Ford, Bryan Apolskis and his wife, Shane, Jason Barnes and his wife, Jennifer, and Kevin Barnes; and great-grandchildren Lena Apolskis, Ethan Barnes and Sydney Barnes.
Kay was born and raised in Pennsylvania and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Barnes. They moved from Pennsylvania to California and finally settled in Indiana, which turned her sports allegiance from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. She loved to discuss sports and knew all the players. Before getting cable TV, she would be listening to the Chicago Bulls games on the radio.
At age 99 she became a Texan. When introduced to David Robinson she told him she liked the Spurs but her allegiance remained with the Bulls.
Kay enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. She could be seen on the bleachers rooting for her grandsons and granddaughter in many football, baseball and softball games no matter the weather conditions.
Kay was a strong independent woman having been widowed at the age of 63. Her love for fashion led her to accept a management position with a local bridal boutique. She loved working with the young brides-to-be in finding just the right dress. She enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bridge player belonging to two bridge clubs. Having a creative touch, she would surprise everyone on Christmas morning with an outlandish Christmas hat.
Upon coming to Texas, Kay continued to work her crossword puzzles and looked forward to having lunch with the girls every Thursday at various Boerne restaurants. She was loved and her wit delighted everyone.
Kay will be sorely missed by family and friends, but there is comfort knowing she is with our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our sincere thanks to the staff at Kendall House, Morningside Ministries for the love and care
given to our mother.
A memorial service will be held on October 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Boerne. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, All for Jesus Building Fund at 31 Ammann Rd, Boerne, TX 78015.
To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.