Jean Barnes

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November 15, 1943 - October 26, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Jean Ann Barnes (nee Roth), of O Fallon, MO, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Norman Barnes; first husband Robert Byers; second husband Paul Bartelme; cherished daughter of the late Merlin and Dorothy Roth; devoted mother of Teresa Ann Franklin, the late Laura Ann Bartelme, Linda Ann (Mark) Sakalauski, and Jonathan (Brandy) Bartelme, loving grandmother to Andrew Crum, Elizabeth Rotter, Asher Bartelme, Isaac Bartelme, and Olivia Bartelme; dear sister of Norma Gillham, the late Marvin Roth, the late Robert Roth, and the late Ronald Roth. Jean is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Jean was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church of O’Fallon, she enjoyed her ministry of music at the church. She loved taking pictures and everyone who came in contact with her was drawn in by her contagious smile and awesome laugh. No one ever had to wonder what she was thinking. . . not a shy bone in her body. When Jeannie loved- she loved with her whole heart. Jean was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Memorials may be made in Jean's name to Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

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October 5, 1971

Me & Mommy

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  1. Stephanie October 28, 2020 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    candle 2Hugs and condolences. Love you Linda ♥️

  2. Teresa A Franklin October 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dear Mommy,
    I miss you already precious Mommy. Like I told you while we were talking at the end of your life you are the best mommy I could have hoped for I love you from the depths of the deepest ocean to the highest level of the solar system. I know your rejoicing and happy as you’ve ever been in heaven. Seeing all of our loved ones who have gone before us especially Precious Precious Laura

  3. Teresa A Franklin October 28, 2020 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dearest mom, I miss you already more than I ever thought I could. As I told you in our visits before you went on to heaven this is your time you’ve waited so long. I know you are as happy as you’ve ever been rejoicing singing dancing in heaven with all of our loved ones that are many who have gone before us and have been waiting patiently for your arrival there. Especially our Precious Precious Laura

  4. Teresa A Franklin October 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dearest mom, I already miss you more than I ever thought possible. I wish I could glimpse into heaven right now and see you laughing with a beautiful outgoing strong length of yours with all of our loved ones who have gone before us and have been patiently waiting for your arrival there. Especially our precious precious. Laura

  5. Teresa A Franklin October 28, 2020 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dearest mom, as we spoke about right before you went to heaven I love you to the depths of the ocean all the way up to the highest point in the solar system. I wish I could have a glimpse into heaven right now and see where Joy sing happy healthy whole and in your heavenly body and mind. I know all of those who waited for you so patiently are rejoicing and thrilled to see you and have you left them from now till eternity especially our Precious Precious Larura

  6. Leanna higgins October 28, 2020 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Jeannie made the world a happier place. She was joyful and exuberant. I enjoyed the years we went to church together….she invested in me as a person and made me feel special. Thinking of you kids who are celebrating her life. She is truly a special lady.

    • Joni October 29, 2020 at 9:45 am - Reply

      candle 3Altough i never knew you Jean.. I can tell how amazing and wonderful you are by what i see and hear from your daughter and my friend Teresa . All her beautiful posts for you were full of love and admiration..
      Teresa im praying for you and your family at this time for peace and comfort..so very sorry for your loss dear Love and Hugsxx ❤Joni

      • Teresa A Franklin October 29, 2020 at 6:58 pm - Reply

        candle 7Thank you from the bottom of my heart dear Johnny! You are a extremely wonderful person and friend. Thank you so very much for your kind words. I truly appreciate you.

      • Teresa A Franklin October 29, 2020 at 7:14 pm - Reply

        candle 7Joni not Johnny..

    • Teresa A Franklin October 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      candle 4Thank you Leanna.
      I recall your name.
      God Bless You.

  7. Brenda Dunkeson October 28, 2020 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    candle 1I love you , Aunt Jeanie. I know you are singing and rejoicing in heaven with all your loved ones…..until I see you again kiss and hug our daughters ,yours Laura and mine ,Jolean, who bought died in Feb 1981…
    Jonny, Teresa and Linda, I m so very sorry…and I love you all..many prayers for comfort….

  8. Cheryl Jean Basden October 29, 2020 at 10:09 am - Reply

    candle 1My precious Aunt Jeanie is so dear to me and I love her so much! I spent many days and nights at her house as a kid with her, my Uncle Paul and my wonderful cousins. I can still see her sitting down in the evening after a long day and peeling an apple and eating it which she so many times it still sticks in my memory along with so many other precious memories. I never saw another person suffer so many devastating blows and losses in life that even affected me so profoundly and yet she was always able to retain her joy de vivre, her ability to light up a room, her loud, hearty, wonderful laugh & her sense of humor! When she was around there was sure to be laughter! While she and especially us who loved her grappled with why she had to suffer so much pain and loss while others so little by comparison, we know that as she embraced her dear Savior for the first time on Monday, she then knew the answers and the questions no longer even matter to her! She was blessed with a beautiful voice and sang for the Lord all of her life, even making an album of her singing that has blessed so many! I loved singing with her and had the privilege of singing with her on the Praise Team at the O’Fallon Church of the Nazarene in the early 2000’s. Then as Alzheimer’s clouded her mind, I loved to visit with her and sing the old hymns and gospel songs that she incredibly always retained the ability to do just like she always did! She had a knack for writing little uplifting rhyming poems for people and would send them to me to cheer me up when I was going thru hard times. I can almost hear her laughter ringing out in the atmosphere of heaven as I write this and I’m sure everyone there is laughing with her! I was named after her (Cheryl Jean) and am so proud to carry her name! She truly was one of God’s masterpieces!

    • Teresa A Franklin October 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      candle 4Dear cuz / sis Cheryl, what an incredibly beautiful touching heartfelt precious tribute to my mom and your aunt. I love you with all of my heart dear cousin and sister. God bless you always in every way.

  9. Janet Murphy October 29, 2020 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    candle 1We loved our time at the Nazarene Church and grew to love the entire Roth Family. Jeanie was so talented and had a heavenly voice. She had so much sorrow in her life but if you didn’t know that you wouldn’t know because she always had a big smile. Jeanie was a blessing to many and will be missed.

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