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    Leta Lorraine Barnes, age 97, of Lamar, MO passed Monday, February 27, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.

     Leta was born January 8, 1920 in Hocomo, Missouri to John S. and Amelia Iva (Rogers) Hunter.  She graduated from Bakersfield High School, in 1937. On June 18, 1939, she married Leslie Eugene “Gene” Barnes at Amy Union Chapel in Hocomo, Missouri and together they raised four children.  She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed working jigsaw and crossword puzzles, sewing, gardening, reading and teaching the bible.

     Survivors include one son, Robert E. Barnes and wife, Suzie, of Chesapeake, Virginia; two daughters, Lorraine Vice and husband Harvey, Lamar, Missouri and Jody Jones and husband Gary, Atlanta, Georgia; one sister, Jean Campbell, West Plains, Missouri; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene Barnes, a son, Michal D. Barnes, and five sisters.

     Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Monday, March 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Robb Hodson officiating.

     The family will receive friends 10:00 am until service time, Monday at the church.

     Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Amy Cemetery, Hocomo, Missouri.

     Contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church Library or Manna in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#4 Marilyn Couch 2017-03-08 15:57
So sorry for your loss. Leta was such a sweet lady. May God continue to give you peace.
Marilyn Couch
#3 Pine Bluff, ArJanice Onstott 2017-03-01 14:55
Lorraine so sorry to hear about your Mother. I know she had to have been a great person because she had you for a daughter.My best to you & Harvey
#2 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2017-03-01 14:30
Lorraine, my condolences on the passing of your mother. While I did not know her well, I always enjoyed playing music with your dad.
#1 LamarJanet Sitton 2017-03-01 13:52
What a sweet wonderful lady! Gene helped move the Lamar Library years ago to the new location on Cherry and 10th Street. He was a joy to know. Then when I met Leta I knew they were a fantastic couple. It was a pleasure to have them part of my life.

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