James Barnes dies in Iowa


James L. Barnes, 79, of Independence, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, 2012, at the ACBM Rehabilitation Center West Campus in Independence, Iowa.
James was born on Jan. 2, 1933, in Mankato, Minn., the son of Lorn Otto and Dorothy Edith (Janzen) Barnes. He was a graduate of Mobridge High School and received his master’s degree in education from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
On Oct. 27, 1954, he was united in marriage to LaBeth Arlone Fisher in Mobridge. In 1964 he became a guidance counselor at Davenport Central and West High School, Davenport, Iowa, until they moved to Independence, Iowa, in 1983. He continued working as a counselor at Independence High School until his retirement in 1995.
He is survived by his wife, LaBeth Barnes of Independence; three children, Cindy (Greg) Hainline of Winthrop, Iowa, Terry Barnes-Vice of Aurora, Iowa, and Tammy (Brad) Berendts of Clyde Park, Mont.; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; a brother, Bill Barnes of Spearfish; and five sisters, Betty Larson of Everett, Wash, Jean Larson of Puyallup, Wash., Carolyn Palmer of Lake Stevens, Wash., Patty Hurley of Everett, Wash., and Lucille Cross of Olympia, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lori Barnes-Gerken, a brother, Bob Barnes, and two sisters Mary Jane Lyon, and Lorna Jones.
A military service and memorial services with Janice Fricke officiating were held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence.

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