Bernice Barnes
Bernice Barnes
Bernice Barnes
Bernice Barnes
Bernice Barnes
Bernice Barnes

Obituary of Bernice J. Barnes


Clifton Springs, Bernice J. (Pollot) Barnes age 93 died peacefully on Sunday September 9, 2018 at Clifton Springs Nursing Home.


Friends may call on Wednesday (Sept. 12) from 1-3pm at the Cheney Funeral Home 70 Main Street Phelps. Funeral services will follow at 3pm with Rev. Adrian Tierson officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.


Bernice was born on June 2, 1925 in Phelps, NY the daughter of the late Newton and Lena Gittens Backus. She was a lifelong resident of Phelps. She retired from the Newark State School where she worked in housekeeping. She and her husband owned Barnzy’s Country Store at the Windmill for many years. Bernice loved birds and flowers. Most important was her family.


It is requested that donations be made to Clifton Springs Nursing Home Activities Department 2 Coulter Road Clifton Springs, NY 14432 or Alzheimers Association 435 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, New York 14620.     


She is survived by her husband Charles Barnes of Clifton Springs.

Children Mary (Orville) VanDuser of Phelps

Frances Deppen of Newark

Allen (Marie) Pollot of Pittsford

Jean (Peter) Empson of Phelps

Grandchildren Daniel, Joan, Allison, Beth, Kasey, Cory and Erin

3 great-grandchildren

2 Brothers Carl (Angela) Backus of Fairville

Roy (Neva) Backus of Phelps

Brother in law Stephen Csete of Clifton Springs

several nieces and nephews

She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Pollot, brothers Lester, Donald and Claude Backus

Sister Irene Csete