Joan E. (Klein) Barnes

Barnes, Joan E. (Klein)

Nov 25, 1964 – Feb 27, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Patricia Klein.  Survived by sons, Bearden Barnes, Jr. and Benjamin Barnes; daughters, Cecilia Barnes and Elizabeth Barnes; sisters: Mary Klein (David Hinson), Jennifer Hagen (Daniel), and Bridget Eckerd (Richard); brother, John Klein; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 4th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL on Monday, March 5th at 10am at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Marian High School.




  • Joy Huss Posted March 1, 2018 10:37 pm

    Joan I remember you as a girl and the uncountable times I spent at your home. I felt a part of your family and each and every one of you Klein children made for my growing up memories. May you rest in peace and your spirit soar.

  • Bridget Eckerd Posted March 2, 2018 4:38 am

    Joan was the funniest, smartest, wittiest, and most compassionate person I have ever know, She was my best friend, She was an awesome mother, sister, and a support system to everyone she knew.Her love for life was contagious! Her spirit and determination has been an inspiration to me, my family, and anyone who met her. Rest in peace, Joan. I love you and will miss you more than you could ever imagine.

  • Cathi Benak Dougherty Posted March 2, 2018 8:13 am

    Heaven is brighter today

  • Polly Figueroa Posted March 3, 2018 9:37 am

    When I think of Joan I simply smile Such fond childhood memories.. Funny, caring, compassionate, kind. Joan was loved and oh so lovable. I will forever cherish the memories of my sweet cousin .

  • Peter Bristol Posted March 4, 2018 12:44 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We offer our thoughts, prayers and well wishes during this difficult time.Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way our love and support helps through these trying times.
    Peter Bristol & Family

  • Mary and David Bolamperti Posted March 4, 2018 7:32 pm

    Bridget, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your sister sounds like she was a lot of fun and smiled all the time.. it’s hard to lose your sister-there is no one like a sister. Remember and keep close all the wonderful memories. God Bless You and Your Family during this very difficult time.

  • Suzanne & Joe Ferencik Posted March 5, 2018 9:09 am

    Dear Lily, Cecelia, Benjamin, Bearden and Klein Family, We were heartbroken to hear about Joan. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend, so smart, so fun, so witty, so filled with laughter, one of the best people we have ever known. We loved her. Our thought and prayers are with you today.
    Eternal rest, grant unto Joan, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

  • Meriah Lyon Posted March 6, 2018 2:41 pm

    Joanie, I will never forget you sweetheart, you were one of my favorites. You sure had a heart of gold babe. I will miss you forever. Rest In Peace.

    To te Barnes family, I am deeply sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are going to you all. Joanie was a sweetheart when she lived at Birchwood manor. I loved making her laugh and seeing her smile. Hersmiles and hugs will live on. But I will truly miss her. Thank you Lord for giving us the time with Joan Barnes, thank you for lettting us take this time to see and spend time with her. Amen

  • Julie Williams Posted November 26, 2018 8:41 pm

    I’m so sorry Bridget- sending lots of love to you and all of your family.

  • Graeme Dennis Posted May 8, 2021 3:45 pm

    I was very sorry to learn recently about Joan’s passing. From when I first met Joan I admired her poise, humor, and charisma! When I was a kid she reminded me of Jodie Foster! 🙂 I was grateful to spend some time with her more recently as well, and I hope the Kleins and her children have found peace and comfort.

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