Journalist. Born– August 7, 1917, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Robert C. and Marguerite (Spradling) Johnston. Married– Charles Wynn Barnes, August 31, 1946. Children– Four. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1938. Reporter, Birmingham News, 1939-1945; Washington correspondent, Birmingham News, Birmingham Age-Herald, London Daily Mirror, 1945-1946; columnist, Houston Post, 1947-. Received Theta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year in Journalism award, 1954; Houston Committee of Alcoholism Award of Merit, 1955; American Society of Safety Engineers, Gulf Coast Chapter, Certificate of Merit. Member; Phi Beta Kappa; Episcopal Church.
Who’s Who of American Women, 1961.
A Happy Worldly Abode; Christ Church Cathedral, 1839-1964. Houston; Cathedral Press, 1964.