ST. MEINRAD – A Benedictine monk whose life’s work earned him the Spencer County Arts Award, died Monday night at the age of 89.
The Rev. Gavin Barnes, was a jubilarian both of profession and priesthood. He was born in Bedford, on Nov. 15, 1927, to John Dewey and Helen (Krebs) Barnes, and was given the name John Dewey Jr. at his baptism. In 1941, he entered Saint Meinrad High School.