PRATT — Denise Lynn Henke Barnes (54) of Pratt, KS, joined her Lord and Savior on January 6th, 2018. She was an Angel on Earth to all who knew and loved her and now she is an Angel in Heaven.
Denise was born on May 4th, 1963, along with her twin brother David, to Darrel and Mary Henke in Lincoln, NE. She graduated from Pratt High School in 1981. Denise married the Love of her Life, Robert Barnes, in Pratt on May 30th, 1981. She gifted him with a Son, Matthew Ray, on July 3rd, 1982. Matthew and his Wife, Josie, returned the gift with a Grandson, Christopher Arthur, on January 20th, 2004.
Denise spent several years working as a pharmacy tech for Owl Drug and Walmart Pharmacy before pursuing a career in Nursing. As a BSN, she worked at Pratt Regional Medical Center and Hutchinson Regional Medical center, as well as Hilltop Manor of Cunningham. Her greatest love was teaching and she served as a clinical instructor for Pratt Community College and Hutchinson Community College. Her final call of duty was at Haviland Care Center, where she left many friends behind.
Denise is survived by her Husband of 36 years, Robert, Son and Daughter-in-Law, Matthew & Josie, Grandson, Christopher, Father and Stepmother, Darrel & Dena Henke, and Mother and Stepfather, Mary & Ray Page. She is also survived by 9 siblings: David Henke, Kevin Henke, Kathy & Todd Wagner, Steven & Christy Henke, Alicia & Tony Shumway, Jamie & Masako McChesney, Lori Lowham, Mike Christiansen, Debbie Guzman, and many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Other surviving relatives include her Aunts & Uncles: Brenda, Beverly, Diane, Doyle, Beth Jane, & Sherry, as well as numerous friends, Family, and Friends considered to be Family. Denise was preceded in death by an unborn child, her Paternal Grandparents, Roland & Mary Henke, her Maternal Grandmother, Naomi Jolly, Uncle, Sam Watkins, and Her Aunt, Liz Medina.
A Memorial service will be held on January 27th, 2018, 2:00 PM, at the United Methodist Church in Pratt, KS. Pastor Marvin Ewertt and Pastor Kathy Webster, a very dear Friend, will be officiating the Service. Memorial contributions for Denise’s medical expenses can be made to Barnes Memorial (c/o Robert Barnes, 522 W. 7th, Pratt, KS 67124).