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Obituary of Kenneth Eugene Barnes

Kenneth Eugene Barnes, 48, of Elizabethtown, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2020. He was born September 19, 1972.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife Misty of 28 years; daughter, Kimberly (Barnes) Overstreet and husband Ryan Overstreet; son, Kenneth (Junior) Barnes and fiancé, Ashley Foster; daughter, Erica Barnes; sister, Donna (Barnes) Stone and husband Tim Stone; sister, Janice (Barnes) Vidmar and husband Richard (Vern) Vidmar; brother, Donald (Boo) Barnes and wife Sandy Barnes; sister, Glenda (Barnes) Vandenboom, brother, Richard Barnes and wife Debbie Barnes; nephew/adopted son, Scott Ashby; adopted son, Austin Brittain; adopted son, Brady Brown; adopted son, Dakota Sandefur, adopted son, Alex Brownfield; adopted son, Wyatt Hall; and many, many nieces and nephews and extended family.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruby Barnes; and brother, Ricky Barnes.
Kenneth was an amazing, loving, and caring husband, father, uncle, male role model, and friend of everyone. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, rain, snow, or sunshine, and loved the outdoors in general. He would wake up early just to be outside and watch the sun rise and listen to nature. Kenneth loved to watch sports, especially anything to do with football and was a fierce Buffalo Bills fanatic.
He was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects, mechanical issues, moving heavy objects, and whatever else anyone needed from him.
The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the medical staff at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to say thank you to Simple Cremations for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held privately by the family.


  1. Tammy Gates on November 24, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I’m so sorry. I enjoyed getting to know you all at the campground, watching cornhole games. My heart breaks for you all. Kenny will be missed by many. Love and prayers for your family.

  2. Tom Rainwater on November 25, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Kenny was a great guy!! My fondest memories of the 3 years we spent at the campground were playing cornhole and getting to know Kenny and his wonderful family. May God bless you guys at wrap his arms around you during the coming days. 🙏🙏🙏

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