ELLINGTON, Mo. -- Ralph Barnes son of the late Ruth Whitchurch Barnes and Dora Barnes was born in Ellington, Missouri, July 2, 1937. He departed this life at Mercy Jefferson in Festus, Missouri, May 3, 2019, at the age of 81.
On June 3, 1962, in Piedmont, Missouri, Ralph was united in marriage to Mildred Kidd, she preceded him in death October 14, 2001. Ralph was then united in marriage to Edna Harr in Bismarck, Missouri, March 2, 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Mildred Kidd; two brothers, Tim Barnes, and William Barnes; and one step-son, Thomas Olive.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Edna Barnes of Farmington, Missouri; one step-daughter, Anita Martin; one step-son, Kenneth Olive and wife Cheryl; two brothers, Tex Barnes and wife Earlene of Piedmont, Missouri, and Dave Barnes and wife Deb of Belleville, Illinois; four sisters, Juanita Rust of Staunton, Illinois, Rita Casey and husband Carl of Heber City, Utah, Nancy Mills of Annapolis, Missouri, and Vicky Kova of Potosi, Missouri; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ralph will be deeply missed by a host of relatives and many friends who will mourn his passing.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington, Missouri. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at McSpadden Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Odle officiating. Burial at Ellington City Cemetery.