Archive for Wednesday, January 21, 1998


January 21, 1998


Graveside services for Loretta June Barnes, 67, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka.

Mrs. Barnes died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 23, 1930, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of James F. Davis and Ora Mae Weatherman. A homemaker and foster mother, she had lived in Lawrence since moving in 1951 from Kansas City, Mo.

She married William L. Barnes on Nov. 27, 1946, in Albany, Mo. He died April 27, 1985.

Survivors include a son, Lloyd Barnes, Nowata, Okla.; four daughters, Ellen Whitaker, Jane Hurley and Retha Beebe, all of Lawrence, and Margie Nelson, Ontario, Calif.; a brother, Harold Davis, Stratford, Okla.; two sisters, Blanche Slayden, Whittier, Calif., and Velma Blem, Stratford, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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