1925 – 2016

FARMINGTON — Madeline W. Howes Barnes, 90, a former resident of Hallowell, passed away Monday morning, July 25, at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington, where she had resided for the past year.

She was born Sept. 19, 1925, in Jay, the daughter of Wilfred and Carrie (Harlow) Howes. Madeline was a graduate of Jay High School and furthered her education in the nursing field. She received her RN through Maine General Hospital in Portland, received her bachelor’s degree through the University of Southern Maine and her master’s degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

Madeline served as a cadet nurse during World War II. She later began her nursing and teaching career primarily in the Augusta area. She was the public health nurse and school nurse for the city of Augusta for six years, and also developed and instructed the Health Occupation Program at Capital Area Vocational Center for 13 years. Madeline made her home in Hallowell to be close to her daughters.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sherryl Kempton of New Sharon, Deborah Carey of Readfield and Rhonda Adlam of Belgrade; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Lt. Col. Ret. Rodney Howes of Texas and Dr. Carroll Howes of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; an infant brother, Bobby Howes; and her sister, Gloria Luciano.

Special thanks to the staff of Pinewood Terrace and Beacon Hospice, especially Paula.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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