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Harriett Lorraine Barnes

January 16, 1928 — December 17, 2023

Gothenburg, Nebraska


Harriett L. Barnes went home to be with her Lord, December 17, 2023 at the age of 95 years, 11 months.

She was born January 16, 1928, to Myron and Josephine (Lichtenberger) Hopkins in Callaway, NE. 

Harriett attended school in Callaway, graduating in 1946. On September 26, 1946 she was united in marriage to Glenn R. Barnes at the church in Callaway, and to this union five children were born. 

Harriett was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader while the girls were growing up. She attended Kearney School of Nursing at the age of 40 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved taking care of people and was a compassionate nurse over the years. At the age of 80, she continued to work with the Area Agency for Aging, helping people who needed care. Harriett loved watching sporting events, in person or on TV. Husker events, wrestling and rodeos were her all time favorites. 

Harriett is survived by her five children, Glenna Jean (Tom) Whipple of Arapahoe, NE; Janice L. (Doug) Viter of Gothenburg, NE; Karla S. (Mike) Pearson of Crystal City, MO; Charlene (Bob) Martin of Broken Bow, NE; son, Darrell E. (Kathy) Barnes of Newman Grove, NE; 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Harriett was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Glenn Barnes, sisters, Alice Barnes, Marjorie Hanson English, brother Leslie Hopkins and infant granddaughter, Stephanie Martin. She leaves to mourn her a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth St, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, December 26, 2023, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, with the family present from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth St, Gothenburg, Nebraska, December 27, 2023 at 10:00 am with Pastor Janice Viter officiating. 

Interment will follow at 1:30 pm in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Callaway, Nebraska.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Faith Chapel 520 9th St, Gothenburg, NE, 69138. 


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