William Barnes

May 19, 1931 - July 25, 2012

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William (Bill) W. Barnes, age 81, of Covington, KY passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Bill was the resident manager of the Devou Park Memorial Building from 1988-2006, and was a past president of Redwood Rehabilitation Center and Trustee Emeritus. He enjoyed steamboat cruises and folklore of steamboating. He was a member of Runyan Memorial Christian Church in Latonia, KY. Bill celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2012 with his Wife: Barbara Evans Barnes of Covington, KY; He is also survived by: Sons: Craig (Kelly) Barnes of St. Louis, MO and Kevin (Martha) Barnes of Edgewood, KY; Daughters: Kim Murphy of Ft. Mitchell, KY, Barbie Barnes of Newport, KY and Betsy (Mike) Duncan of Dover, DE; Grandchildren: Taylor Barnes, Elizabeth Murphy, Connor Barnes, Kathleen Murphy and Sophie Duncan; Mother-in-Law: Opal Evans of Ft. Wright, KY and Family Dog: Little Mouse. Visitation will be held at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 1 PM until 4 PM with the Funeral Service to follow on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 10 AM. Interment will take place in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Willliamstown, KY. Memorial Donations are suggested to the Salvation Army of Northern Kentucky 1806 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41014. Online memorials may be left at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Missy Piper - Aug 2, 2012

Betsy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how devastating it is. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Love, Missy, Jim and kids

June Ballinger - Jul 28, 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of you and Bill from High School.
God Bless you,

Denny & Kathy Nolan - Jul 28, 2012

So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts

Linda Lawler - Jul 27, 2012

My thoughts are with your family. You have each other and fond memories with your father. Take care and be blessed.

Kathleen - Jul 27, 2012

I am sorry to the whole family (and Mouse) for your loss. There never are the “right words” to say to someone at a time like this. Prayers are with everyone as you remember what a wonderful life he had and what a great family. He was truly blessed.

Kitty & Dick Nickerson - Jul 27, 2012

Betsy:… We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. He had to be a nice man to have a daughter as nice as you. Please be careful on your trip home.
May God Be With Each of You…
Kitty & Dick Nickerson

Stacy - Jul 27, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and challenging time. I so loved talking with Bill about everything from the Delta Queen to his work. My deepest sympathy to you.

Jeanie Hodges - Jul 27, 2012

All of us at Kreutzer & Dorl Florist send our sympathies. Mr. Barnes was such a sweet man. He worked at Drees Pavillion a few years ago. We were setting up a wedding and broke a vase full of cranberries. He rushed to get us a broom and was so helpful. The past couple years he came in to order an arrangement for his mother-in-law for her birthday. Such a nice, thoughtful person.

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