Evelyn Marie (Smothers) Barnes

Evelyn Marie (Smothers) Barnes


Evelyn Marie (Smothers) Barnes, 86, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024 at Kirksville Manor Care Center.

Born January 8, 1938 in Pana, Illinois, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Lyberger) Smothers. Evelyn was united in marriage to Wayne Barnes who preceded her in death.

Evelyn is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol and David McCarthy of Springfield, MO, and Dorothy Bass of Wisconsin; four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, as well as her long time partner, Jack Wood.

Evelyn has resided in the Kirksville area for the past thirty plus years where she enjoyed maintaining her home, flowers, painting pictures, cooking, embroidery, arts and crafts, dancing, country music, KFC chicken, pottery, crocheting, making cookies for her friends and had a great love for children, grandchildren, and her pets. She also enjoyed being a volunteer for RSVP and was a member of the Methodist Church of Kirksville.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville, under the direction of Travis-Noe Funeral Home of Kirksville.

Memorial donations in memory of Evelyn may be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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