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Kay “Kathleen” McInulty Barnwell, 83

Kay “Kathleen” McInulty Barnwell, 83

Kay “Kathleen” McInulty Barnwell, 83, formally of Fruitland passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Elizabeth House after a short illness.

Kay was born on January 14, 1935 in Glasgow, Scotland to her beloved late parents Catherine & Patrick McInulty. Kay is preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Clyde Barnwell who died in 2002, as well as five older sisters, and one younger brother.

Kay came to the United States of America, disembarking in Chicago, from Scotland in 1957 which was a wonderfully brave thing to do for a young lady of only 22 years old. She loved the USA and soon became a citizen. While in Chicago she met her husband, Bill and they continued to reside in Chicago before retiring and relocating to Fruitland in 1984. Kay continued to live in Fruitland until earlier this year, until she relocated to the Brookdale of Hendersonville, which she really enjoyed.

Kay is survived by her family in Scotland including her niece, Carol Ann Kelly, as well as her many friends not only in the Hendersonville Community but in Chicago as well. She was much loved & will be very much missed.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Edneyville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Warren and Rev. Debbie Robinson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to: Open Arms Pregnancy Center, 329 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, NC 28739 or Kids for Christ, P.O. Box 394, Hot Springs, NC 28743.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.