Debra Lee Barnes, 61, of Fulton passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center.

She was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 15, 1956, the daughter of the late Robert Cruse and the late Johanna Louise (Brooks) Cruse.

On October 16, 1977, Debra was united in marriage to Donnie W. Barnes.  He survives her passing. 

Debra enjoyed playing BINGO, fishing and traveling to visit her sisters.  She worked as a chef at Furr’s Cafeteria in Columbia until they closed and later became the Bakery Manager at Wal-Mart in Columbia.  An exceptionally good cook, she loved to feed everyone, often making multiple dishes so everyone would have something they liked.  She often made chocolate chip cookies for Marvin and was well known for her peanut brittle.  Debra never met a stranger and instantly loved everyone she met.  Born with a generous nature, she would do anything for someone in need.  As a last act of kindness, Debra’s organs were donated to help others.  Family was always first and foremost in Debra’s life.  Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include her husband of 41 years, Donnie; sons, Jason W. Barnes (Tina) of Fulton, and Timothy Barnes of Fulton; daughter, Jennifer Lee Miller (Randy) of Fulton; sisters, Roberta Cruse and Julie Price (Homer) of Wichita, Ks.; brothers-in-law, Marvin (Debbie) and Calvin Barnes; sister-in-law, Virginia Barnes; grandchildren, Micheal (Amanda), Dylan, Alexis, Summer, Breanna, Adam, Gavin, and Peyton; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Xylain.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Sam and Daisy Grabb Animal Shelter, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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Mr and Mrs Jim Beasley

Sorry for your loss Donnie and family Debbie was a great lady.

 Posted October 5, 2017 - 7:38pm
Mary Rehklau

I worked with Deb , what a sweet caring person
God has a new angel
My heart goes out to all her family
God Bless her soul.

 Posted September 27, 2017 - 7:52pm

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