Obituary: Clara Mae Barnes

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Clara Mae Barnes, age 65, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, December 9, 2017, at her home.

She was born on May 10, 1952, in Newton Co., Mo. Her parents were Albert F. and Jeannie B. Seaton. She was a loving mother and grandmother. The family wishes to give special thanks to the V.F.W. Post #1165 for their support.

Survivors include a son, Leroy Sparlin, Jr., Neosho, Mo.; three daughters, Liz Ragsdale and husband Travis, Ozark, Mo., Debra Shockley and husband Travis, Fort Scott, and Theresa Johnson, Goodman, Mo.; four sisters, Loreta Calentine, Granite City, Ill., Carletta Eperly, Houston, Texas, Carla Jean Moore, San Antonio, Texas, and Patty Ann Morrill, Texas; a brother, Rick Seaton, Grandy, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Albert Mitchell, Chris Mitchell, Casey Shockley, Haley Shockley, Amy Merimick, Christopher Moore, Josh Sparlin and Samantha Sparlin; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marty Barnes.

There was cremation. Private family services will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Clara Barnes Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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