William G. “Bill” Barnes of Blue Springs, MO passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at his home Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Bill was born September 15, 1937 in Appleton City, MO, the son of Henry Oliver and Mary Ruth Barnes. He married Darleen Maschmeier in Wellington, MO on July 18, 1971. Bill earned both his BS in Education and Masters in Education degrees from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, MO. His 33 year career in education began as a teacher, then supervisor of teachers, and later, principal of Fleetridge Elementary School in the Raytown school district. He was a life member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, a life member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association where he served on the Executive Committee for ten years and a member of the Raytown Retired Teachers. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. He was great with children at school. Bill enjoyed Traveling, reading, T.V., and computers.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of the home.
A memorial service will be held 11:30 am, Monday, November 23, 2015 at First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs, 301 SW Woods Chapel Rd., Blue Springs, MO with visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the church. Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. Memories of Bill and condolences for the family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO.