Jay Dee Barnett, 69, of Wellsville, Kansas, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner. Private family graveside services were held Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Wellsville Cemetery.

Jay Dee Barnett was born April 13, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Harold Eugene and Marjorie Allene (Cayot) Barnett. Jay grew up in Wellsville with his family and graduated from WHS in 1967. He attended college at Baker University where he played for the university baseball and football teams. He graduated from Baker in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Jay had been a cattle farmer for most of his life. He was a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, the Wellsville United Methodist Church and the Masons for many years. Jay was many things to many people and he will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Jay is survived by his daughter, Dana Barnett of Lawrence, Kansas; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Les Rader of Lansing, Kansas; three nephews, one niece and their families, and a host of good friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Judy, and an infant brother, James.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.