April 10, 2019
Kenneth G Barnes Sr, 86, of Bradley, graduated to heaven in his sleep on Wednesday (April 10, 2019) in his home with family and friends, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Kankakee, the son of Fred and Frances J. (Kendziora) Barnes. He married his wife Eula of 64 year on March 3, 1955 in Virginia. Mr. Barnes met his wife while serving his 4 years in the United States Navy, Group Leader at Kankakee Roper, Security Guard at Braidwood where he received various awards for the ability to be a sharpshooter. He also worked as a security guard at CSL Behring before retiring. Kenneth enjoyed bowling he was offered to join the PBA professional tour before declining even though his trophy case looked like he was on tour. He also enjoyed playing with all his children and grandchildren along with keeping people entertained with magic tricks, listening to your thoughts, and being an amazing jokester. Surviving are his wife Eula Barnes, of Bradley; Daughter and son in law, Bobbie and Rodney Ballard, of Grant Park; His son significant other Penny Day, of Bradley. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kayla and Donald Cox, Larry and Barbara Ballard, Kevin and Melissa Ballard, Kenna and David Childers, Kendall and Jordyn Ballard: and great grandchildren Kaylee, Madison, Amy, Emily, Isabella, David Jr, Bentley, and Elizabeth. Proceeding in his death are both parents (Fred & Frances), his brother (Gilbert), and son (Kenneth). Even though his current life on Earth is complete his legacy will have an lasting impact for many future generations to come and his eternal spirit will be waiting in heaven for all of his family and friends to join him someday. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or funeral services per Ken's request at this time. In lieu of flowers memorial maybe made to family wishes with Bobbie Ballard, 10909 E. LeClaire, Grant Park, IL 60940.
Kenneth G Barnes Sr, 86, of Bradley, graduated to heaven in his sleep on Wednesday (April 10, 2019) in his home with family and friends, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born in Kankakee, the son of Fred and Frances J. (Kendziora)... View Obituary & Service Information
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