Helen K. (Gottsche) Barnes

Helen K. (Gottsche) Barnes

August 20, 1930 – January 9, 2024

Helen K. Barnes, passed away on January 9, 2024, at the age of 93 at Echo Hills Memory Care Facility in Omaha, Nebraska. She was born on August 20, 1930, in Pierce, Nebraska. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Early in her career, Helen worked as a phone operator for Northwestern Bell. Later on, she dedicated her time to being a homemaker and supporting her husband, Jack. Helen was known for her immaculate housekeeping skills and her love for reading. Helen was always baking some type of dessert. She was not one to pass up a cookie or a chocolate treat. She also enjoyed playing Bunco and cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her son, Doug and his wife, Kate of Omaha; her daughter, Barb and her husband, Rob Slusher of Scottsdale, AZ; her son, Jim and his wife, Michelle of Omaha. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Barnes.

A funeral service to honor and celebrate Helen’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler, located at 7805 W Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by a service at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests any memorials to the Barnes’ family for a charity of choice.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Helen K. Barnes. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.


  • Connie Wickham Posted January 12, 2024 6:51 am

    Dear Doug and Kate, We were so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Connie and Matt

  • Don and Cheryle Moore Posted January 13, 2024 10:03 am

    Our sympathies to you and your family.

  • Don and Cheryle Moore Posted January 13, 2024 10:04 am

    Our sympathies to you and your family. Sorry we couldn’t be there.

  • Cheryle Moore Posted January 13, 2024 10:08 am

    Wish we could be there. Hope to get on live cast. Love and blessings to the family.

  • William Kechely Posted January 13, 2024 11:11 am

    Kate and Doug. So sorry for the loss of Helen. Cherish the memories. Thoughts and prayers. ♥️🙏

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