Brenda “Kay” Barnes

December 22, 2012

Brenda "Kay" Barnes passed away on December 22, 2012 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, IL.  She was born October 25, 1958 in Lafayette, Indiana to Russell & Nina (Hale) Letson.  She married Bradley C. Barnes on June 23, 1984.  Kay was a Homemaker and a caring, strong and loving Mother and Wife.  She had lived in Clinton County since 1986 and was a 1977 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School.

Visitation and Services

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Goodwin Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Goodwin's.  Memorials may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 931 E 86th St., Indianapolis, IN  46240, with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery

Survived by:

Husband:  Bradley C. Barnes of Rural Frankfort Mother:  Nina Letson of Lafayette, IN 4 Sons:  Rusty A., Daniel E., Samuel B. & Michael T. Barnes all at Home. 2 Brothers:  Dale (Wife-Loria) Letson of Lafayette, IN & Doyle (Wife-Grete) Letson of Novi, MI 1 Sister:  Glenda (Husband-Chico) Jensen of Fishers, IN 12 Nieces and Nephews, 10 Great Nieces and Nephews along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins survive.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Father and a Sister:  Bertha Sarjent.


14 Condolences for “Brenda “Kay” Barnes”

  1. John and Mary Kay Baker December 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Dear Brad and boys,

    Our heart aches for you and your family. I can’t imagine the journey that you have been on the last 5 months. Kay is at peace now with no pain and suffering. I’m sure she is laughing and dancing in heaven.

    You are being surrounded by prayers. May God’s love and comfort continue to surround today and always. With our deepest sympathy, John and Mary Kay

  2. Melissa Turner December 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    You will be missed dearly Kay. But I know one day in Heaven we will meet again. And I know that you are now watching over us all from Heaven above.

  3. Gary & Brenda Spray December 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  4. Marcia Dickerson December 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Brad and boys, I was deeply saddened to hear of Kay’s passing. I so hoped she could pull through. I loved her a lot and sure will miss her. I have a lovely, smiling picture of her one day when I did her hair in Carmel and she was on her way down to Butler. I send my sympanthy and love to you all.


  5. Clara December 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to read of your loss. I wish to express my deepest sympathy. Although I did not know Kay personally I too have suffered the loss of a loved one. The initial pain seems unbearable however, through God’s precious gift of time we are able to face another day and the intense pain fades to comforting memories. 1Corinthians 1:3,4 tells us that Jehovah God will comfort us in all our tribulations and I have found this Bible text to hold true. Praying to God and asking for his help to endure this difficult time really works. May the prayers, thoughts and well wishes of family, friends and neighbors also comfort you at this time.

  6. Diane Heide December 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss Kay was a wonderful wife mother and friend.. i have many great memories of our times together that will keep me laughing. I believe it was true fate when she met Jeff at our wedding…and the rest is history. God Bless all of you I am thinking of you.

  7. Ken & Shelley Hall December 27, 2012 at 6:33 am


    We were all very sad to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a joy to know. Please extend our sympathy to your wonderful family.

    Ken and Shelley Hall

  8. Gale Calloway December 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Brad and boys:
    No words I could say would mend your broken hearts, just know that your wife- mother loved you very much. Kay always talked with great joy about you all. Her laugh & smile I will never forget. God has a great angel in heaven now. We all will miss her very much but her memory will be with us forever. May God’s love and comfort continue to surround today and always.
    Thoughts and prayers for your family.

    Gale(Ward) Calloway

  9. Randy & Margie Hale December 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Brad & Sons, Aunt Nina, Dale, Glenda, Doyle & Families,

    Our hearts go out to all of you as you face the future without your wife, mother, daughter and sister. May God be with you and bring you peace through these difficult days as you adjust to her loss as well as in the months and years to come.

    Brad, the relationship the two of you shared was an inspiration to everyone who was fortunate enough to know you.

    We remember Kay being so excited to become a Mother, and what a great Mother she was. She always put her son’s at the top of her priority list, she was so very proud of the young men they had become which is a true reflection of the Mother and mentor she was.

    We can only imagine the reunion that took place when Kay was reunited with Uncle Russell and Bert. Heaven will never be the same!!

    Our deepest and heartfelt love and sympathy are with you now and in the days ahead.

    We Love You All,

    Randy & Margie Hale, Brandon Hale & Rachel Hardegree, LJ, Lindsey & Brinley Johnson

  10. Ralph Judy Mazeski (Hale), Daniel and Shelby December 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Brad and boys:

    Our sincere sympathies to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a powerful force in life and she touched many lives. God has many other plans for her. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Ralph, Judy, Daniel and Shelby

  11. Amy Mennen December 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Brad and the Boys,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Kay. She was a special lady who was a bright spot for her Clinton Central family. I know this has been such a long and trying journey for all of you. I want you to know that we are thinking of you and hoping that you have the strength to get through this together.

    Scott, Amy, Reece, Kallie, and Creed

  12. Sue Hopkins December 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Daniel and Family,

    We felt so at home with Kay, even though we met her just a few times at Butler. One of the funniest, strongest, most loving women around. May her love, wit, laughter, strength and wisdom live in you each and every day. May God bless and keep you all at this most difficult time.

    Love and prayers,

    Sue Hopkins and Tony Phillips

  13. Melody Tidd December 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Brad and kids, they don’t make too many people like her anymore. Her infectious laughter and cheerful nature has always brought joy in everyone’s lives. We know you miss her terribly, and we miss her just as much. We will continue to honor her memories and have you in all our prayers. Scott, Melody, Jordan, and Jaslyn

  14. Melinda, Kenny & Kortney Jobe January 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Brad & Boys

    May each memory bring you peace, thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Melinda Jobe

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