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Obituary of Gene Barnett

Gene Barnett, the son of Ben Barnett and Harriett (Krotz) Barnett, was born February 21, 1944 in rural Belleville, KS and passed away on October 14, 2016 in rural Belleville, KS at the age of 72 years, 7 months, and 23 days.
Gene grew up and attended rural school in Republic County and graduated from Belleville High School. He then served with the U. S. Navy for 4 years, working on aircraft carriers. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the area attended and graduated from N.C.K. Technical College at Beloit, KS.
Gene worked for BG Construction for many years and later for Solt Construction in Concordia, KS also. He also assisted and maintained the family farm.
On August 28, 1967, he was united in marriage to Ann Jeppesen and to this union was born: Linda, Jenny, and Darrel. The couple made their home in Concordia, KS.
Gene was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church. He enjoyed square dancing and was serving on the Board of the Kansas State Square Dance Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darrel Barnett; daughter,
Jenny Barnett; step mother, Nettie Barnett; sister-in-law, Nancy Bohaty; and brother-in-law, Warren Jeppesen & wife Jo Ann.
Gene is survived by his wife Ann Barnett of Concordia, KS; one daughter
Linda (Phillip) Conyac of Stockton, KS; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Cayden, Emily, and Gage Conyac; daughter-in-law April Barnett of Concordia, KS; step-sister Ann Wamsely of Garfield, Arkansas; and brother-in-law, Walter Bohaty of Bellwood, NE; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation was selected and memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Concordia Lutheran Church, Concordia, KS with Pastor Janai Robinson, officiating.
Inurnment services will be held at 2:30 PM Wednesday at the National Bohemian (Kopsa) Cemetery, rural Cuba,KS.
Friends may call to sign the book from 1 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will greet friends from 7 PM until 8 PM.
Memorials are suggested to the Concordia Lutheran Church.
Online condolences at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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