Leonora (Nora) Barnes, age 65, of Wilmington passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 after an extended illness.
Nora was born in Augsburg, Germany on November 19, 1948. She came to the United States with her parents in 1957 and settled in Shelley, Idaho. She is preceded in death by her mother, Eleonora “Lori” Staudinger Robinett; maternal German grandparents, Ludwig and Anna Staudinger; and paternal granparents, Lloyd and Marie Robinett.
She married George P. Barnes on January 1, 1972. They moved to Wilmington, NC in 1976 where they resided for 24 years. Nora earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from UNCW in 1982 and after a 20 year career retired from New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Following her retirement, she found her calling in the helping of others through volunteering her time. Nora and her husband relocated numerous times from 1999 thru 2010 within the United States. She actively volunteered during this time and left a legacy of love and charity. These activities included the Morris Illinois Library, The Kennett Square Pa. food pantry, the Easton and Pa Animal Center. They finally settled back to Wilmington after George’s retirement in 2010 where she volunteered with the St. Mary’s Health Center. Nora gave much of herself to helping others and expected nothing in return. Her true compassionate, caring and selfless nature will be missed by all.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, George P. Barnes; son, Alexander Barnes; father, Bert Robinett; and three brothers, Robert Robinett, Dan Robinett, and Bruce Robinett; and numerous other loving family members.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2202 Wrightsville Ave., Suite 111, Wilmington, NC 28403.
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