Outher L. “Butch” Barnes, 74, of 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, 213 N. Main St., 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 www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Outher Lee “Butch” Barnes was born May 2, 1938 in Almena, KS. 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 September 19, 1981, in Mt. Pleasant, Butch was united in marriage to Connie S. Rogers.
Mr. Barnes 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.
Butch 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, Butch loved to go camping.
Those thankful for sharing in Butch’s life include his wife Connie of Winfield; 4 sons, William Barnes and his wife Erin of Winfield, John Roger and his wife Marianne of Ft. Madison, Louis McMahon and his wife Katrina of Mt. Pleasant and Jeff Rogers of Burlington; his step mother, Annette Barnes of Alabama; several brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His parents and several brothers and sisters precede Butch in death.