Covington - Steve Barney of Covington, formerly of Westville, Ill., left to be with his Savior Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:37 p.m. at The Waters of Greencastle.
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He was born May 29, 1929 in Danville, Ill. to John and Anna (Kiputa) Barney.
He was first united in marriage to Myrna Ledbetter and later divorced in 1983. He then married Geri Russell on November 29, 1987. She survives in Covington.
Steve "Pop" leaves behind two sons, John Barney of Danville, Ill. and Steve "Butch" Barney, Jr., of Covington; a daughter, Chris (Ron) Tatman of Westville, Ill.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two step-daughters, Susie (Mark) Woolwine of Veedersburg, and Christa (Christopher) McCastle of Covington; and four step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two daughters, Mary and Debbie, his son David, his five sisters, "Liz", Margaret, Ann, Mary, and Katherine, and his three brothers, John, Mike, and Joe.
Steve grew up in Westville, Ill. He worked for 27 years at General Motors Foundry, retiring on June 2, 1976. He then moved to Covington in 1987, where he was an active member of First Church of Christ on Fifth Street. Steve was also an avid bowler and loved to work in his yard. He loved watching sports, but especially enjoyed the Illini.
A service to celebrate the life of Steve Barney will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Sunset's Covington Chapel. Pastor Bill Cook will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Westville. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday, also at Sunset.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ in Covington.
Please join Steve's family in sharing memories, photos, and video of his life through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Fountain County Neighbor from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18, 2012