Obituary: Ronald Earl Barnes



Ronald Earl Barnes, 72, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Colorado, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, surrounded by family at his home in rural McPherson.   He was a construction worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

He was born August 9, 1947, in Grand Island, NE, the son of Ronald Anthony and Velma Ellen (Sautter) Barnes.  On January 29, 1968, he married Diane Kay Kramer in Rockville, NE.

Survivors include his wife, Diane of Wheatridge, CO; five children, Christy Stanislav (Michael) of Omaha, NE, Joey Reed (Frank) of McPherson, KS, Carrie Espinosa (Ben) of Englewood, CO, Ronald Barnes (Kate) of Redondo Beach, CA, and Jeffrey Barnes of Lakewood, CO; three siblings, James Barnes of Australia, Roxanne Bellamy (Michael ) of Cozad, NE, and Robert Barnes (Laurie) of Lincoln, NE; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held in Colorado at a later date.  Memorial donations may be given to Serenity Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be posted for the family at

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