John Hayden (Jack) Barnes, son of Clarence Russell and Vera Aileen Barnes, was born on March 22, 1929, in Holton. He died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
He was preceeded in death Oct. 12, 2008, by his beloved wife, Alma Jeanne Barnes.
Jack and Alma Jeanne were married on Dec. 25, 1951, in Netawaka. Jack is survived by his four sons, Gregg, John, Bruce and Robert, one brother Joseph and his wife Annette, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jack started his career as the Extension 4-H Agent in Brown County in 1953. He and Alma Jeanne and three sons moved to Newton in 1959, where he took the position of 4-H agent for Harvey County. In Harvey County, he held the positions of 4-H agent, agricultural agent and director of Extension Services until his retirement in 1989.
Jack and Alma Jeanne were founders and charter members of Trinity Heights Methodist Church in 1962, with their fourth son, Robert, being the first child born into the congregation.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton with the Rev. Donna Voteau?presiding. Graveside committal service with Military Honors was on Wednesday at Holton City Cemetery in Holton.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Heights United Methodist Church Music Dept. in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
Petersen Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.