Cynthia Nace Barnes

Aug 30 1940
Jun 7 2018
77 Years

***Interrment Service Date and Time Update***

Cynthia Nace Barnes, of Cochranville, PA, passed away in the early hours of June 7, 2018, at her home of 43 years after a short illness.  She was the wife of Elwood Eugene Barnes for almost 54 years.  

Born in Baltimore, MD on August 30, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William and Ella Anderson Nace of Oakland, MD.

Cynthia was educated through high school in Oakland, and then attended Radford College obtaining a degree in mathematics.  She taught in various schools in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She was then employed at West Chester University developing large data bases and other computer programs.  Ultimately she co-founded a startup company, Elementum, which developed various custom software.

Cynthia was active with canine therapy programs in local retirement communities and at the Coatesville Veteran's Administration with her poodle partner, Jean-Luc. She also enjoyed gardening, putting up food from the garden, world travel, photography, and creating computer software.

She is survived in addition to her husband by a son, John Scott Barnes of Wenonah, NJ, and siblings, William D. Nace of Warrenton, VA, and Thomas A. Nace of Queensbury, NY.  She was preceded in death by a brother, David A. Nace.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend services from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA on Saturday, June 16th: visitation at 10 AM followed by a memorial service at 11 AM. Attendees may offer a brief remembrance if they wish. Interment will take place at a future date in Chapel Cemetery near Libertytown, MD.

She will be interred at a brief graveside gathering at 11 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 in her family plot at the Chapel Evangelical Lutheran church near Libertytown MD.  Following this, family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon held at the Village Tavern, Walkersville (122 Walkers Village Way 21793) in celebration of her life, many kindnesses and good works.   

Note despite the church having an address of 11109 Daysville Road, Walkersville MD 21701 it is located near Libertytown, MD  

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to Neighborhood Hospice of Chester County, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA, 19380, or to the Salvation Army Summer Camp Tuition Program, Attn: William Parker, 701 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19123.

Service Date: 
Jun 16 2018 - 11:00am



To:Elwood and Scotty. Linda and I want to express our sincere sympathies in the passing of Cindy...Wife and Mother. We have many fond memories of the days living as neighbors in Cochranville. May God grant you comfort in the days ahead. Clair and Linda Lapp




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My deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one.  Cindy and Jean-Luc were well loved by the Veterans (and staff) they visited at the Coatesville VA.  We have missed their visits and are truly saddened with the news that Cindy has passed.

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Sincere condolences to the family on this sudden news.  For 24 years I have enjoyed seeing Cynthia faithfully every 6 months. Our  times were always the highlight of my day and she was one of my favorite patient and friend.   I will miss her beautiful smile and soft voice. 

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We send our fondest remberances and deepest sympathies on the passing of Cindy.  She was a force of nature, a fierce advocate, and one of the sincerest friends.  

Much love to all, -- Julie, Kevin and Katy

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I was one of the WCU interns whom Cindy launched to a successful career in computer science.  She was a role model, mentor and inspiration to us all.  May the comfort of friends, family and former co-workers be your strength now and in the days ahead.



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Very sad to her the news. I was one of the interns Mrs. Barnes mentored at WCU. She truly epitomized everything great about America for me coming to the strange land from India as a student at WCU. She was a wonderful mentor and a great person. I learnt a lot about technology and life in the USA from her. May her soul rest in peace. Sincere heartfelft condolances to her family and friends.

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