Ray Maynard Barnes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ray Maynard Barnes, 91, Nevada, passed away peacefully on May 22, at Morningside Assisted Living in Nevada. He was born in Ottawa, Kan., to Leslie and Amelia Barnes on Feb. 2, 1926. He married Melba Adams on Oct. 28, 1972, in Nevada.

Ray enlisted in the Army at 18 years of age and served for approximately five years, including a stint in Germany during World War II. He held many jobs including a welder and carpenter. Ray enjoyed being a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 564 and the VFW Post No. 2175. Ray loved to fish, hunt, camp and travel with his wife Melba. He and Melba were snowbirds and spent half of the year in Apache Junction, Ariz., for 21 years where he loved to tinker with bikes and his many N-scale train sets. He made many friends in the park where they lived, some of which have passed on as well.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Melba Barnes, of the home; one daughter, Nancy Raylene (Edd) Brandon, Fayetteville, Ark.; two stepsons, Darrell (Donna) Adams, Greenfield, Mo., and Leland (Sue Ann) Adams, Nevada; and loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and one son.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Rich, Hill. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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