Archive for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Fred J. Barnes

March 30, 2006

FRED J. BARNES

Funeral services for Fred J. Barnes, 83, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Barnes died March 22, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 9, 1923, in rural Miami County, the son of James C. and Mattie L. (Jennings) Barnes. He attended schools in Miami County.

He married Stella M. Maynard Feb. 21, 1942, at Garnett. He was drafted in the United States Army during World War II on Jan. 11, 1943. He served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, New Guinea and the Southern Philippines campaigns. He was honorably discharged Dec. 28, 1945. He worked for Pure Gold Dairy in Paola before beginning a lifelong career with Gas Service Company, Paola, where he worked more than 35 years. They moved to Baldwin City in 1958. He retired in 1985 but continued to work at Dillon's Grocery Store, Lawrence, Baldwin City Market and Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City.

He was a member of the American Legion, Baldwin City, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Lodge, Lawrence.

Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Mary Higgins and her husband Mike, Lawrence, Phyllis Kreighbaum, Chanute, and Rita Brecheisen, Baldwin City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harry, Harley and Noah Barnes, one sister, Lelah Bushnell, and one son-in-law, Darrell Kreighbaum.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church or American Heart and Lung Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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