Douglas S. Barnett, 54, of Olathe, Kan., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at home after a three-year battle against leukemia.
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A celebration service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Temple Hills Baptist Camp, P.O. Box 11731, Bozeman, MT 59719, which Doug and his wife, Chanda, managed for three summers. This camp is dedicated to furthering the Kingdom of God, which was Doug's passion life. View Doug's story at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqIuCL822uv.
Doug was born Sept. 20, 1956, to Joe and Janelle Barnett in Bozeman. He graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1975. Doug continued his education at Sioux Falls College in South Dakota, graduating in 1979, and he completed a master's degree from the University of Kansas.
Doug leaves behind an incredible legacy. He was a loving husband, dedicated father, compassionate son, caring brother, revered teacher, encouraging coach and a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. Doug taught in the Olathe School District for 32 years, coached basketball for more than 20 years, and served as president of the Kansas Association of American Educators for 13 years. He impacted thousands of lives, is loved by many and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife, Chanda Barnett of Olathe, Kan., and her parents, Chad and Connie Lutey of Billings; his daughter, Jana (Josh) May and their two children, Cayden and Ashten of Billings; daughter, Lyndsey (Terry) Blunt and their daughter, Addison of Olathe, Kan.; son, Kole Ryan, a senior at Montana State University; his parents, Joe and Janelle Barnett, and his brother, Ron (Lori) Barnett, all of Belgrade; his sister, Cheri (Dave) Thye of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 5, 2010