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Steven Joseph Barnes

Posted February 17, 2014 by - Provided Article - in Obituaries

Steven Joseph Barnes

Goreville — Steven Joseph Barnes, age 53, of Goreville, passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his home in Goreville.

Steven was born in Cairo on August 29, 1960, the son of Steven J. and Anna (Johnson) Barnes. He married Katrina Marshall in Cairo on April 22, 1980. She survives in Goreville.

Mr. Barnes was a member of the Goreville First Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed his community and was good to the people in it and liked to help people. Steven loved visiting his family. His hobbies included industrial painting, restoring old cars and fishing.

Survivors include his wife- Katrina Barnes of Goreville
Son- Michael Barnes of Illinois
Son- Keith Barnes of Marion, IL
Daughter- Tammy and Mark Behnke of Chicago
Son- Gabriel and Georgia Barnes of Goreville
Four Grandchildren- Alexis, Bryce, Evan, and Silas
Six Brothers- Steve and Dee Barnes of Belknap
Roger Barnes of Vienna
Uriah Barnes of Vienna
Billy and Linda Spraggs of Mounds City
Travis and Kim Spraggs of Mounds
Alonzo and Tammy Spraggs of Tamms
Four Sisters- Jane and Wendell Bradley of Joppa
Christina Barnes of Belknap
Tonya and Ronnie Sams of Olive Branch
Tina Spraggs of Colombia, MO

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister- Patty Herera.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. R.G. Null officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery in Goreville. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Katrina Barnes. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville or by mailing to Blue Funeral Home; 1704 N. Court Street; Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit