WAUCONDA – Jeffrey W. Barnes, 51, of Wauconda and formerly of Cary and Mt. Prospect, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Shingle Springs, Calif.|
He was born May 10, 1961, in Atlanta, to William and Elinor (nee Ricketts) Barnes.
Jeff graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights in 1979. He received a BA in finance from Western Illinois University and an MBA from DePaul University. Jeff worked for the Northern Trust Company in Chicago, the Chicago Title Company and most recently Cosi Inc. as director of internal auditing.
Jeff loved friends, family, soccer and boating. He also was very active in his children's activities.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Cary Soccer Association.
Survivors include his daughter, Brianna, and son, Brandon, both of Cary; his former wife, Theresa Barnes of Cary; his brothers, Ralph (Kathy) and Norman (Patricia) Barnes, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; his aunt, Betty, and Uncle Ed; as well as many loving nieces and nephews, and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Donna Barnes.
The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 410 N. First St., Cary, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Barnes Education Fund, Home State Bank, 40 Grant St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014, for the future education of Jeff's children.
Condolences may be sent to www.davenportfamily.com. Call 815-459-3411 for information.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 1, 2012