Helen Juanita Barnes
Helen Juanita Barnes
  • January 2, 1934 - January 2, 2018
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Helen Juanita Barnes, 91, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Helen passed away at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia after a brief illness.

She was born, Helen Juanita Sharp on August 29, 1926 in Edina, to Dewey and Ruby (Goodwin) Sharp and was raised by her grandparents, Robert and Gertrude Little. Helen was the oldest of six children. Two sisters survive, Eva Sue Wesselman (Gary) and Emma Lou Lee (Jim), both of Columbia.

Helen was united in marriage on April 13, 1947 to Cecil Ray Barnes and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2011. To this marriage three children were born, Linda Lynn (Stanley), Terry Barnes (Cheryl), and Jerry Barnes (Tina) all of Columbia, and five grandchildren: Travis Lynn (Abby), Centralia, Tyler Barnes (Belinda), Brandon Barnes of Columbia, Sadie Barnes (Justin) of Moberly and Devin Barnes of Columbia.

Helen and Cecil were a proud hardworking farm family with their business thriving for many years. Now operated by their sons as Triple B Farms they have made their mark in agriculture in Boone County.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Cecil, her grandparents, parents, siblings Robert Osborne, Edna Mae Belcher and Betty Begeman.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with visitation Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. and funeral services Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10 a.m. with Tony Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested to Englewood Community Club in care of Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202.