Obituary for Connie (Allen) Barnes
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Connie (Allen) Barnes

September 13, 1960 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 60)

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Memorial Service
October 17, 2020

10:30 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
2420 W. Omaha Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

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Memorial services for Connie (Allen) Barnes, 60, of Norfolk, NE, will be Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Pastor Lee Weander will be officiating. A private family burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals in Norfolk, NE.   

Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.

Connie passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at her home.

Connie was born September 13, 1960, to Stan and Florence (Gillespie) Allen in North Platte, NE. She graduated from North Platte High School and received a Substance Abuse Counseling Degree from a Lincoln college. Thereafter, Connie worked at Behavior Health Services, Inc. for thirty-two years, starting as the Director of Substance Abuse Services and retiring as the Executive Director. Connie married Rex “Del” Barnes, Jr. on April 28, 1979, in Crookston, NE. The couple have two children.

Connie was the orderly matriarch of her family. She loved being on the lake in the boat with friends, reading in the sunroom with her dogs, and playing humorous bouts of Pitch with family. Connie also enjoyed dancing and listening to funk and soul music. She was a member of the Gatherers—a group of intellectual and spiritual women dedicated to meaningful conversations, crafty artwork, and celebrating life. Most of all, Connie loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Del Barnes; sons, Dejai (Alanna Whittington) Barnes of Southborough, MA, Casey Barnes of Norfolk, NE; and granddaughter, Willa Barnes.

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Stan and Florence Allen.  

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