Obituary

Norma Jean Barnes

   Norma Jean Barnes, 83, of Mexico, died at 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital – Audrain in Mexico.

   A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Donaldo Sonntag officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Pickering Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

   Norma was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Ute, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Clara (Schwingdorf) Jahn. On Sept. 15, 1954, in Brighton, CO, she married Henry “Ron” Barnes, who preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2013.

   She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She worked for many years as a finance manager at Carroll Motor Company, and she had also worked as a legal secretary at Seigfried, Runge, Leonatti and Pohlmeyer Law Firm.

   Survivors include one son, Wayde Barnes and wife Linda of Mexico; one daughter, Joy Carpenter and husband George of Rogers, Arkansas; three sisters, Nancy Failla of Columbus, Ohio, Elaine Kelley of Denver Colorado, and Donna Schuler of Loveland, Colorado; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

   In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Randall; and one infant daughter Rhonda.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Norma! We were her neighbors on Lawrence place. She had such a special heart and loved our daughter. She and Ron taught her how to play cards and many other things when she was younger and watched he go to the bus stop every morning, to name a few. Grace still remembers those memories today, even though she is in college. Norma will be missed! Love and Prayers!! - Troessers- Steven, Donna, Grace, & Wyatt


So sorry for your lost. Norma was a nice lady. - Laurie Snyder


Norma was my beautiful loving sister. She will be missed in the hearts of so many family members and friends. She had a wonderful life as a wife and mother. Her children meant everything to her and she loved them all so much. I love you Norma and we always told each other how much we meant to each other which will be my treasure forever. You are still in my heart and one day we will see each other again in our heavenly home. God Bless your loving family. Nancy - Nancy Failla


So very sad to hear of Norma's passing. She was a wonderful lady! She & Ron are now rejoicing in Heaven! Two beautiful souls, together again, as well as Rhonda & Randy to greet her! She will be sorely missed by Wayde, Joy, & the Grandchildren. God Bless! - Joe & Teresa Secrease


Wayde ! I am extremely sorry for your loss . - Julie Baker


Norma was a very special aunt, and I have many childhood memories of our families growing up together. Even though the miles separated us later on, I loved visiting her on our trips home. She will be missed. Sending a special prayer to Wayde & Joy. - Sharon Swales


I will always remember Norma best from her job at Carroll Motor Company where I first met her. My family and I purchased numerous cars over the years from Carroll's and Norma was always a friendly, smiling face who was always willing to make the process easier. She was a great lady! My prayers are with you. - Karen Dougherty Mossman

had to share this story.. I used to call norma, since her name is norma jean, I used to call her and ask if Marilyn. ( Marilyn Monroe's name was norma jean. norma would say, you have the wrong number. I would laugh and then she would figure out who I was. it was a fun little thing. - laurie snyder


Joy, I'm so sorry for your loss! your mom was a wonderful lady. Prayers for you and your family! Love and miss you! - Donna Buffington


Joy and Wayde, so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Worked with her at the law office as a C.O.E. student for about 4 years all together. Spoke with her at Porky's about 3 years ago one evening while we were visiting in Mexico. Just now learning of her passing. Again, so sorry for your loss, I am saddened. - Susie (Blackmore) Nelson


Norma Jean (Marilyn) will alway be the best friend I have ever had we talk to each other about our personal problems, Family problems, our likes and dislikes about anything and anybody! We would be out to dinner or on a trip together I was always doing something that I should not do. Norma would say as Ron what he thinks Ron would always say " You are just being Carole" then Norma would just smile I miss knowing she is not here but I can always what she would she if she was! Oh How I Miss Norma - Carole Canterbury


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