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Evelyn (Schindler) Barnes

October 30, 1923 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 97)

Obituary

Lifelong Goodland, KS resident, E. Evelyn Schindler Barnes, 97, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Diversicare in Larned, KS.

She was born in rural Sherman County, KS on October 30, 1923 to Fred and Emma (Krayca) Schindler.  She grew up on the family farm north of Goodland with her sisters Ethel and Mabel.

After finishing school, she taught in a country school until she met the love of her life John F. Barnes.  They married on February 19, 1944 in Atwood, KS.  They moved to the Schindler farm where she resided until 2011.  To this marriage, one son Larry Fred Barnes was born in 1947.  She spent the last 9 years in Larned to be close to her son.

Evelyn loved farming, crafting, playing cards, gardening and collecting.  She entertained many family and friends through the years, and took great care of all the people she knew.  She loved visits from all her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband John suddenly on December 24, 1989, and two sisters Ethel Schindler and Mabel Leonard.

She is survived by her son Larry Barnes of Larned, KS, three grandsons; Leonard Barnes of St. Francis, KS, Dustin Barnes of Larned, KS and Blain Barnes of Conway Springs, KS, and one granddaughter Amber Barnes of Goodland, KS.   She is also survived by five great grandsons; Jon, Eric, Aidan, Kutter and Conley Barnes, three great great grandchildren, one niece Judy Althoff and a special nephew David Leonard and his family Lori, Micheal and Megan.

Evelyn was a special lady who held a large place in everyone’s hearts.  She will be dearly missed by her family.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 31, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 31, 2020

10:30 AM
Koons-Russell Funeral Home
211 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Interment

Goodland Cemetery
510 N. Main Ave.
Goodland, Kansas 67735

Donations

Sherman County Historical Society
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Diversicare of Larned
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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