Becky Barnes, 1959-2014

Becky BarnesMemorial services for Becky Barnes, 55, of Des Moines will be held  Friday, Nov. 28, at 11 am at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson.  Interment will be in the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

Rebecca Scheuermann Barnes, daughter of Jerry and Ramona (Gumm) Scheuermann, was born April 7, 1959, in Jefferson and passed away Nov. 24, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Becky attended and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1977.

In 1980 she was united in marriage to Alan Lightfoot; to this union one son, Lowell Lightfoot, was born. Later, Becky married Tony Newton and they had two sons, Aaron and Brandon Newton.

On Feb. 2, 2005, Becky married her soul mate, Greg Barnes. The two of them shared a wicked sense of humor, a love for their children, and their beloved dog Toby.

Becky loved the outdoors and family. One of her greatest joys was spending time with family and friends while camping. She also had a creative side and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing guitar and piano, singing, and reading. Becky had a way with words and was a gifted writer. She shared her talent through her blog and poetry.

Becky was preceded in death by her husband Greg Barnes, and her parents Jerry and Ramona Scheuermann.

Survivors include her children, Lowell Lightfoot of Rockwell City, and Aaron and Brandon Newton of Des Moines; her sister Sandy (Rick) Herrmann of Manson; brothers Ron Scheuermann of Boone and Rick (Jan) Scheuermann of Jefferson; seven nieces and nephews, several great nieces and great nephews; and her stepson Mitch Barnes of New South Wales, Australia.

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