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Outher L. "Butch" Barnes

Mar 27, 2013

Outher L. “Butch” Barnes, 74, Winfield, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant and Ft. Madison, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.

A time of visitation and memorial service will be held at a later date. The Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, is assisting with the arrangements.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family. Online condolences may be left at

He was born May 2, 1938, in Almena, Kan. He was the son of Bea and Martha (Ryer) Barnes. He was raised by his aunt Mabel Staub in Ft. Madison after his mother’s death. On Sept. 19, 1981, in Mt. Pleasant, he was united in marriage to Connie S. Rogers.

He worked at the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute and First Miss Fertilizer Company of Wever. For many years, he was the owner and operator of Butch’s Cab Company in Mt. Pleasant. He was a courier in package delivery for Alaniz Printing. With his wife, the couple owned and operated Connie’s 34 Café in Danville.

He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and was a POW. He had been a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Mt. Pleasant, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of New London and the Iris City CB Club. In his spare time, he loved to go camping.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, William (Erin) Barnes of Winfield, John (Marianne) Roger of Ft. Madison, Louis (Katrina) McMahon of Mt. Pleasant and Jeff Rogers of Burlington; his step-mother, Annette Barnes of Ala.; several brothers; sisters; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His parents and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.


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