Richard Keith Barnett

February 18, 2016

Richard Keith Barnett, 88, of Clinton County, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.  He was born in Clinton County on December 25, 1927, the son of late Paul and Mayme (Morton) Barnett. Richard graduated from Sugar Creek High School in 1947.  Following high school, Richard was drafted into the United States Army in 1954 where he served his country with honor for 2 years at a rank of SP3. He was married to Patty (Ploughe) Barnett on August 6, 1950; she survives. Richard lived in Clinton County his whole life except for his Military service in Alaska.  He was a dedicated farmer and was also a member of the Pickard Masonic Lodge for 60 years.  Richard also was a member of the Scottish Rite, Shrine, The Moose Lodge, and the Kirklin American Legion. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.  He loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.  Richard was an avid gardener, found great pleasure working in his yard, enjoyed the out-of-doors, and watching basketball and football on TV.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 22nd at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Pickard Masonic Lodge, Kirklin American Legion, 105 E. Madison St., Kirklin, IN 46050 or the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

his wife: Patty Barnett; daughters: Rebecca J. (Larry) Davis, Kirklin, Pamela J. (Greg) Beckwith, Yorktown, and Annette (Brian) Marcum, Kirklin; grandchildren: Shelly (Shawn) Hester, Jordan Fields, Alison (Joe) Yeoman, Abigail (fiancé Blake Dellinger) Marcum, Orry Marcum, Amy Beckwith, great-grandson: Warren Hester; devoted friend and employee, Ed Schimmel and his faithful dog, Lucy.

Preceded by:

his parents, one sister, Mary Catherine Amos, two brothers, Paul Barnett Jr., Harry W. Barnett, one nephew, Randy Amos, and one grandson, Matthew Davis.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Richard Keith Barnett”

  1. Bob & Janie Shurr February 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    We are praying for your loss of Richard. He was certainly a gentleman loved by many. His legacy will live on in his beautiful family. May God give you peace with each treasured memory.

  2. Bryan buzan February 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Sorry for your lose !! If u don’t know me I am bud harshman’s grandson . When I was little I use to ride down to your farm on a bike and get eggs for grandpa harshman . My mother’s name is Judith and she married Warren buzan . I am so sorry for your lose . Bryan and sandy buzan .

  3. Brad & Sue Stockberger February 19, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    So very sad to see this… So loved seeing u at the Moose, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Such a wonderful man!

  4. Denise Chitwood February 20, 2016 at 7:17 am

    So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. It will be hard to let him go. I just lost my dad in October.

  5. Beth Ploughe Wheeler February 20, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Thoughts and prayers to everyone!!

  6. Jeff and Jenny Watson February 20, 2016 at 7:47 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and positive thoughts. Love, Jeff and Jenny

  7. Bob & Karen McQuern February 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Dear Patty and Family,
    Wanted to let you know we are thinking of all of you……..we were so sorry to hear of your loss……..we are currently still in Florida, will be home early March……
    We all know what a fine man, husband and father Richard was, he will be missed by all that knew and loved him……….I ‘m sure that your many friends and
    family will be there to comfort you, take care of yourself, we hope to see you when we return………With love to you and all your family……Bob & Karen

  8. Sheila Miller February 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Eric and Gayla Davis & family February 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for God’s comfort at this time. Love to you all.

  10. Joy Neal February 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    So sad for your loss. Thinking of your family.

  11. Gary and Beverly McFarland Stewart February 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I have so many fond memories of your family. I remember coming to your home and playing with the girls on the big slide. A favorite memory is when Dad, Mom, Cheryl, Karen, and I would come over on Saturday nights and you would take the cream from the milkings and make homemade ice cream. Best ever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. A great man and will be missed.

  12. Mary & Chris King February 22, 2016 at 5:17 am

    We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. I will be lifting your family up in prayer, that God will surround all of you with peace & comfort.

  13. Diane Royer February 22, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Patty so sorry for your loss. God bless…old neighbors Diane Harshman Royer

  14. David L Davis February 23, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Dear Becky
    I know the sad loss of a grandfather, I hope you will be joyful with all the memories.
    David L Davis

  15. Diana Gallichan Barnes February 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Been years since I saw Richard but saw Patty at home economic meeting at Janet Mennen’s house last year.

  16. Angie Schimmel February 24, 2016 at 12:57 am

    It is so hard to learn how to live life without a person that has always been in your life. I wish for peace and comfort for my husband and all of Richard Barnett’s family and anyone that ever had their life touched by him. He was always so kind, caring and generous. I only got to enjoy this man for 20 years, not long enough. But he gave me courage and strength over those years. I learned a lot from this man by just watching him, and seeing how he never had to say a word. All he did was set an example. I need to learn how to live without him. I will always miss him and his smile.

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