Betty Lou Barnes

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Betty Lou Barnes, 84, formerly of Stotesbury, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at The Meadows in Gatesville, Texas. Betty was born March 9, 1937, in Winona, Mo., to Charles and Lorene (Christensen) Denning. She was united in marriage to William Barnes on May 19, 1956, in Winona and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2013.

Betty was raised in Wynona. She lived most of her adult life in Stotesbury, Mo. Betty worked as a CNA at the State Hospital in Nevada for 18 years and later worked at Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. She was a longtime member of Deerfield Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Barnes, Tony Barnes, and Marvin Barnes (Amy); one daughter, Karen Brillhart (Daniel); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenny Denning and Timmy Denning; and one sister, Linda Denning. In addition to her husband, William, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Wayne Barnes; and Martin Barnes.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow in West Liberty Cemetery in Fulton, Kan. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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