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Kathryn Rosetta (Barnes) Jessup

August 11, 1917 ~ December 14, 2018 (age 101)

Kathryn “Kate” Barnes Jessup, 101, of Lynn, IN passed away peacefully, Friday morning, December 14, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Randolph Hospital of Winchester, IN, with family by her side. She was born in 1917 the daughter of Omer and Malinda (Forrest) Barnes in Winchester, IN. When her father died in 1920, she was taken to raise by William and Malinda Macy. In 1935 she married Ivan Jessup.

She leaves to cherish her memory Brenda Johnting, William (Sara) Jessup, Betty Jessup (Tonya Haskett), Donna (Tom) Armer and Charles Jessup; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a loving husband, Ivan; two sons, Glen and John; a son-in-law, Frank Johnting; three sisters, Emma Hardwick, Avonel Lung and Mary Jane Simmons; and two brothers, Oscar and Leroy Barnes.

A service to celebrate Kate’s life will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18th at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Winchester Friends Church of Winchester, IN. Online condolences may be expressed at

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