Virginia D. Barnes

Virginia Dean Barnes, 83, of Reinbeck, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, of natural causes.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 12, at First Baptist Church in Reinbeck.

Burial was at Young Cemetery in Truro.

Virginia was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Melrose, N.M. the daughter of Shirley Oren and Leona (Berry) Hughes. She grew up in the Melrose area and then the family moved to Vancouver, Wash., in 1941. Virginia joined the Women’s Army Corp serving from 1951 – 1953. She was united in marriage to Kenneth LaVerne Barnes on Aug. 29, 1953, in Eau Claire.  After their marriage they lived in Waterloo before moving to the farm east of Reinbeck. She enjoyed playing cards and making crafts for her family and friends. Each Christmas, Virginia would make ornaments for her grandchildren. But most of all she loved spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her children, Kathryn (Michael) Radl of Guttenberg, Kristine Butterfield of Reinbeck, Kenneth Lynn Barnes of Independence and Konnie Lee Neal of Reinbeck; grandchildren, Jamie (Michael) Blume, Jennifer Radl, Sara (Troy) Barnes, Matthew Butterfield, Ryan DeBoer, Kenny Barnes and Beau Neal and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Velma Miller, Marjorie Cearley, Covita Bade and Troy Hughes, 

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Kenneth; grandson, Daniel Butterfield; great-granddaughter, Ava Barnes; son-in-law, Craig Willaby; siblings, Shirlene Anderson, Jake Hughes, Erma Bruce, Ronald Hughes, Jerry Hughes and Dalton Hughes.

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