Gary D. Barnes, 50, Washington, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Washington. Gary, son of Dallis Dean Barnes and wife Betty Caroline, nee Horn, was born Aug. 12, 1962, in Booneville, Miss. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ely Oct. 4, 1986, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Cappeln. He and Barbara owned and operated Washington Printing Press Inc. for over 30 years. He was greatly involved with the Elks Lodge
1559 for many years, having served as both the district deputy and the exalted ruler.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Dallis Dean Barnes.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Barnes, Washington; mother, Betty Caroline Barnes, Washington; one brother, Ronald Barnes and wife Maxine, Owensville; five siblings-in-law, Beatrice Sanders and husband Nolan, and Christine Hill and husband Terry, all of St. Clair, Kenneth Ely and wife Laurie, St. Louis, James E. Ely and Rebecca Lynn and husband Michael, all of Washington; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Miller Funeral Home, Washington.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Miller Funeral Home, Washington.
Burial followed at St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Cappeln.
Memorial donations may be given to the Elks Benevolent Trust.
The Barnes family was served by Miller Funeral Home, Washington.