Inez Christy (Hindes) Barnes, 83, of Perkins, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in her home in Perkins. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Perkins First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jim Shepherd will officiate. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with services under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Barnes was born Oct. 5, 1919, in Chickasha, to Ernest and Inez (Alkire) Hindes. She and Elmo G. Barnes were married in Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 26, 1942. She lived in Chickasha, Marlow, Pauls Valley and Duncan, graduating from Duncan High School. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and Oklahoma A&M College. After receiving her bachelor of science degree in secretarial training, she was secretary to the treasurer of Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Company in Duncan until her marriage in 1942. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, where she taught Bible school, Sunday school and was active in the Weslyn Service Guild and later United Methodist Women. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority at Oklahoma A&M, an honorary lifetime member of the Mutual Improvement Club, a charter member of The American Legion Auxiliary 211, Stillwater Art Guild, Family and Community Education Cimarron Valley Group, Oklahoma Hereford Auxiliary, Oklahoma Cattlewomen, Oklahoma Cowbelles and served on the Thomas Wilhite Library Board for many years. She was secretary treasurer for the Perkins School system for 23 years, retiring in 1981. Barnes was predeceased by her husband Dec. 26, 2002; her parents, one daughter, Karen Jill; and two brothers, Ernest A. Hindes of Duncan and Max R. Hindes of Oklahoma City. Survivors include one daughter, Ellen Ledru Wortham and her husband Tom of Perkins and Edmond; one son, Kent Christy Barnes and his wife Diana of Hulbert; and six grandchildren, K.C. and Hallie Mae Barnes, Paige, Piper, Tobi and Travis Dickson and Bryan Wortham. Pallbearers will be Bobby Paul Evans, Adam Grant, Dan Hubbard, Jim Kirby, Phil Manke and Ephraim Wall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Perkins First United Methodist Church at 1005 E. Kirk, Perkins, OK 74059 if so desired or the charity of your choice.