Edwin William Barnes
Edwin William Barnes, born August 27, 1930, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, following a short illness.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of the home, two sons:  Shawn Edwin Barnes and wife Cindy of Dodge City, Kansas, and Lance Shale Barnes of Port Orange, Florida; five daughters:  Rox Anna Brandes and husband Wendell of Warrensburg; Jaele Lynn Shaver of Perryton, Texas; Val Lene Denker and husband Jay of Warrensburg; Lisa Scott and husband Mike of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Somer Larson and husband Brian of Columbia, Missouri; two sisters:  Betty Jean Benear of Meade, Kansas; and Virginia Bolster of Moore, Oklahoma;  29 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy Paul and Angeline Blanch (Combs) Barnes; one son:  Fite Robert Barnes; three grandchildren:  Shae Denker, Faith Scott, and Somer Scott; and one sister Rosemond Barnes.
Ed graduated high school in 1948.  He then attended Washburn College in Topeka, Kansas, and Arlington State College in Texas.  Ed joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.  He then worked for Rock Island Railroad as a telegrapher from 1949 to 1966.  He also worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline as a corrosion tech.    Ed later worked for the Aramco Oil Company in Saudi Arabia from 1978 to 1986.  He and Joyce then became the owner and operators of the Camel Crossing B&B in Warrensburg from 1987 to present.
Ed was an avid golfer in the Senior League at Pertle; a disciple of Christ at Northside Christian Church, and will be greatly missed by his friends and loving family.  We grieve our loss but rejoice in the comfort that he has entered into the glorious realm of our loving, merciful, and gracious Father God.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2011, at the Northside Christian Church in Warrensburg, with Pastor Sid Tiller officiating.  Pallbearers will be Troy Brandes, Trevor Brandes, Landon Brandes, Dayles Brandes, Dane Denker, Kye Denker, Bradley Shaver, and Sage Barnes.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.  
Interment will be at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens with full military honors provided by the Warrensburg American Legion Post 131 and the VFW Post 2513.
Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Northside Christian Church and can be left at the funeral home.