Jessie Florine Barnes

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Jessie Florine Barnes, 81, Atchison, Kansas died Monday, January 18, 2021 at Atchison Senior Village Nursing Center.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Ziegler officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Newton Cemetery in Nevada, Missouri. Visitation with the family will be for one hour preceding the services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left in care of the funeral Home.

Jessie was born March 28, 1939 in Cedar County, Stockton, Missouri the daughter of Albert Carl and Susie Thelma (Offield) Pinkman. She attended schools in Nevada, Missouri and graduating from the Nevada Missouri high school. She later attended Highland Community Junior College in Highland, Kansas.

From 1982 until 1985 she worked for National Life Insurance Company in Independence, Missouri and from 1985 until 1987 for the Reliable Life Insurance Company in Corpus Christy, Texas. From 1987 until 1993 she served as a bail bonds representative. From 1990 until 1991 she worked in the dietary department of Mount Saint Scholastica Convent. Additionally she was an Avon representative until 1994.

Jessie was a writer and enjoyed reading and published three books of her own writings.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Atchison. She was a member and past president of the LWMC and Rebecca Circle of the church and was a member of the church choir and sang in musicals.

Survivors include her children, Lelan D. Charles Walters, Jasper, MO; Robert Alan Meek, Joplin, MO; Misty Amber Meek, Atchison, KS; her companion of many years, William E. Bewley, Atchison, KS; and granddaughter, Holly Lynn Meek, Atchison, KS; and nieces and nephews.