Judy Kay Barnes
Judy Kay Barnes
A memorial service for Judy Kay Barnes, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2023, at The First Freewill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Barnes passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at West Plains.
She was born April 6, 1955, at West Plains, to Gerald Griffin and Dorothy Mock Griffin. On July 1, 1973, she was married at West Plains, to Albert Raymond Barnes, who preceded her in death on December 27, 2019. Before her retirement, Mrs. Barnes was a nurse. “I started to say” was her favorite saying. She was a loving wife, loved her kids and grandkids with all of her heart; to her it didn’t matter if there was blood relation or not, you were her family. Judy was adventurous and enjoyed her travels; she loved shopping and knew all of the delivery drivers by name. Mrs. Barnes was a dedicated Christian and was a longtime member of First Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by three children, Brian Barnes and wife, Becky, Greg Barnes and Debra Stokes and husband, Alex, all of West Plains; one honorary daughter, Jamie Johnson and husband, Dan; ten grandchildren, Mackenzie Harrison, Trinity Barnes, Mathias Harrison, Joseph Barnes, Tristan Barnes, Keaton Barnes, Elizabeth Donahue and husband, Austin, and Hannah, Abby and Adam Stokes; three great-grandchildren, Kaden and Huxten Harrison and Baby Donahue; one honorary granddaughter, Melody Johnson; two brothers, Steve Griffin and wife, Heidi and Eddie Griffin and wife, Brenda; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, one honorary grandson, Kaleb Johnson and one brother, Jimmy Griffin, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
Melinda (Burgess) King
March 29, 2023 @ 12:36 pm
My heart is breaking for you all. Judy was a fabulous person and an amazing nurse. She was a great mentor to many and not just nurses. Let the image of her Heavenly reunion with your Dad bring you peace.
March 29, 2023 @ 4:56 pm
Brian and Becky and family
So sorry for loss of your Mama. Hugs and prayers during this time.
Noble and Donna
March 29, 2023 @ 7:45 pm
Ms. Hannah and Ms. Abby, what a lovely Lady your Grandma has been to many. May your deep grief be comforted by your precious memories and God’s Love. Izaiah and I are praying for you both and your families.
March 30, 2023 @ 9:53 am
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person to work with. Prayers during this time for comfort.
March 30, 2023 @ 11:44 am
My heart is broken. I adored Judy and we sure had some good times together. Her laugh is what I will remember most. Loud and infectious, you had to laugh with her. I love all you kids, I watched you grow from little ones. I’m so sorry she is gone. Keeping you in my prayers.
March 30, 2023 @ 12:46 pm
Dear Brian and Becky,
Andy and I are so very sorry for the loss of his mom and your mother in love. We will be praying as you all go through this difficult time. God is with you. He will lead and guide.
Love, Lindall Mostajo
March 30, 2023 @ 6:20 pm
So sorry for the loss , worked with Judy. Had ball on trip for work to Vegas ,
April 2, 2023 @ 1:44 pm
Your family is in our prayers, and I know your mom is singing praises on high. May God give you His peace in this tragic time. Don & Elaine Vaughan
April 7, 2023 @ 8:38 am
So sorry for your loss… My thoughts and prayers are with your family…