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John Edward Barnes


John Edward Barnes, 68, of Jackson, passed away at his home on December 26, 2015.  John, the son of Merle (Jack) Barnes and Elizabeth (Betty) Barnes, was born on September 17, 1947, at the former Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He attended Battle Creek Public Schools, graduating from Battle Creek Central in 1965.   John attended Kellogg Community College, later joining the Army.  He served his country from 1966 to 1972.  Following his military service he worked for Clark Equipment Company in Battle Creek.  He ended his work career as a supervisor at Michigan Automotive Compressor Incorporated in Parma, Michigan.

John married his longtime sweetheart, Marlynn Conner, on August 16, 2003.  She survives along with his daughter, Paula Ott of Freeland, Michigan; grandchildren, Kayla and Colin Ott; mother, Betty Barnes; and brother, David (Liz) Barnes.  He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Barnes.

At John's request there will not be a service or interment. 

His family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Allegiance Hospice for their compassionate care of John in his last few months. Memorial donations may be made to Allegiance Hospice, 100 E Michigan, Suite 400, Jackson, Michigan  49201.

John will always have a special place in his family's hearts.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 3, 2016
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