|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2001|
Our Hevenly Father called Mary Lee Barnes home on Tuesday October 2, 2001. Mary Lee was a patient at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri when her heart stopped beating.
Mary Lee was known by many names: wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Mick or Mickey (the later two nicknames acquired as a child). She was a friend to all who knew her and loved her.Her home was always open to everyone and her cooking abilities could put great chefs to shame.
Mary Lee was born on June 6, 1922 to James Lester and Nancy Lillian (Norton) Cooper. Se was the third of eight children who were born and raised on the family farm north of Adair, Missouri. As a child she rode a horse to Grade School in Bible Grove. After grade school she attended and graduated from Brashear High School. Following high school she moved to Kirksville where she worked at the shoe factory and then the glove factory for 35 years. After retiring from the glove factory she had been baby-sitting for the past 20 years. In her spare time she enjoyed needlework and spoiling her grandchildren.
Mary Lee married Derrell Barnes in Kirksville in August of 1961. She is survived by her husband of forty years and two children, her daughter, Shari Lee (Barnes) Kroon and husband Cornelius Kroon of Manhattan, Montana and her son, Gregory Dean Barnes and wife Jody of Duncan's Bridge, Missouri. Four grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Cory Montgomery, Tierney Jo Barnes, Spencer Barnes and Shelbi Danner.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by her mother and father andone sister, Martha ALice Gibbone.
She is survived by four sisters and two brothers.
A memorial service will be held Saturday October 6, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. at the Travis-Noe Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Draper officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church Cemetery west of Greensburg, Missouri.
Pallbearers will be Brad Barnes, Cody Kite, Jim Hamilton, Roger Johnson, Don Gibson and Mike Kriegle. Honorary bearers will be Gerald Barnes, Harold Barnes, Larry Barnes and Ronnie Barnes.
James Lester Cooper (1893 - 1973)
Nancy Lillian Norton Cooper (1893 - 1939)
Martha Alice Cooper Gibbons (1915 - 1995)*
Mary Lee Cooper Barnes (1922 - 2001)
Clarence Eugene Cooper (1936 - 2013)*
Created by: Brent Shelton
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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