Tella "Joan" Barnes

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tella "Joan" Barnes, 82, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora.

She was born March 6, 1933, in Barry County, the daughter of Teddie Loman and Tella Mae (Short) Brinley, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one brother, Teddie "Junior" Brinley, and one sister, Jessie Miller.

Survivors include: one son, Kent Barnes and his wife, Kelly, of Cassville; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Hembree and her husband, Mike, of Crane; one brother, John Brinley, of Kansas; one sister, Mary Springer, of Aurora; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She lived in Southwest Missouri her entire life. She attended Charity School at Marionville and graduated from Marionville High School. For several years, she was employed at Vaisey Bristol Shoe Factory in Marionville. She was a member of Faith Community Chapel Church in Cassville. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services. There will be a private burial.

Contributions may be made to the Community Faith Chapel, Linebarger Ministry in her memory.

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