Roy Leon Barnes, 80, Baldwin City, Kan., died Saturday, April 27, 2013.

A funeral mass is planned for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 428 S. Cedar St., Ottawa. A rosary will be said 6 p.m. today, April 30, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, followed by a family visitation 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Cremation is planned. Inurnment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa, will be at a later date.

He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Lonnie and Maudie (Deeds) Barnes.

Leon was a resident of Ottawa from 1956 until he retired in 1992. He lived outside Loveland, Colo., from 1992 to 2001; Punta Gorda, Fla., from 2001 to 2005; and then Baldwin City, Kan., from 2005 to 2013.

He graduated from Wellsville High School with the class of 1950.

Leon was united in marriage with Denise C. Loehrer Oct. 7, 1956, in Chicago. She survives of the home.

Leon was a lifelong farmer, farming crops and livestock, retiring in 1992.

Leon served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1956. His first tour of duty was in the Korean War and later served as a U.S. Embassy Guard in Switzerland. His decorations and citations included United Nations Service, Korean Service, National Defense Service and Korean PUC Good Conduct Medal.††† †

He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City, and founding board member of Franklin County Rural Water District No. 5.

Survivors include his wife, Denise Barnes, of the home; four sons, Kent Barnes and wife, Carol, Fort Collins, Colo., Mark Barnes and wife, Sandy, Ottawa, Clayton Barnes, Ottawa, and Brian Barnes, Fort Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Martha Broers, Wellsville, Kan.; a brother, William Barnes and wife, Mernie, Garnett, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Barnes, Spokane, Wash.

He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Barnes; grandchildren, Brett and Nathan Barnes; parents, Lonnie and Maudie Barnes; and brother, Cleon Barnes.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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