Kathy Ilene Barnes

June 28, 1949 – Dec. 14, 2021

Kathy Ilene Barnes, 72, Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at St Franciscan Lafayette.

She was born on June 28, 1949 at Crawfordsville to the late Bill and Betty Peterman.

Mrs. Barnes was a graduate of Crawfordsville high School. She married John T. Barnes on April 18, 1970. She was a lifelong servant of the lord. She absolutely loved her church family members from over the years. She was most currently a member of New Life Apostolic Church. Mrs. Barnes spent most of her life as a homemaker. When raising two boys she really had her hands full, but she never gave up and continued showing them the right ways in life. Mrs. Barnes was also previously employed by RR Donnelly and Golden books over the years.

Her son wrote “Our mom never knew a stranger and was loved by many that she had touched the hearts of. She lived her life as an example of a true child of God. She loved her family more than anything. And made a lot of sacrifices for us over the years. We are all so lucky to have gotten to feel her love.”

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Johnny; two sons, John (Billy) Barnes and Shaun (Moriah) Barnes all of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Dakoda, Bailly and Reagan Barnes of Crawfordsville, Miranda, Bentley and Paislie Barnes all of Waveland, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Addasyn Barnes and Carter Foxworthy of Crawfordsville; niece, Krisonda Todd of Terra Haute; and nephew, Brent Melvin of Crawfordsville. She loved them very much as her own as well as many other great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Betty Peterman; her sister and best friend, Brenda Joyce Gayler; and grandson, Ashton Barnes.

Cremation was chosen, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you came across Mrs. Barnes and you felt love or admiration for her. The feeling was mutual. She loved you as well.