Robert Lee Barnes, 85, died Dec. 27, 2011, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1926, in Pratt County to Leonard W. and Lena Alice Hamm Barnes. He was a retired welder for the former Schaefer Plow Inc., of Pratt. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.


Robert Lee Barnes, 85, died Dec. 27, 2011, at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1926, in Pratt County to Leonard W. and Lena Alice Hamm Barnes. He was a retired welder for the former Schaefer Plow Inc., of Pratt. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

On May 2, 1964, he married Marcia Ladd in Pratt. She survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Robert, Belton, Mo., Michael, Palm Springs, Calif., and David, Pratt; two daughters, Cynthia Risk, Kingsport, Tenn., and Hazel King, Hutchinson; a sister, Ruby Snyder, California; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cairo Cemetery, rural Pratt County, with the Rev. Fred Pinkerton presiding. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the mortuary, 115 E. Fourth, Pratt, KS 67124.