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Craig Wayne Barnett Sr.
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HAYS — Craig Wayne Barnett Sr., 55, died April 24, 2012 at Hays Medical Center. Born Oct. 6, 1956 in Scott City, he was the son of Cecil Golden and Agness Lorine (Scott) Barnett. On April 4, 1981, he married Betty Elson in Oberlin. She died on Nov. 30, 2004. He later married Nicole Schneider. He attended Healy schools.  He moved to Great Bend and worked in the Meat Packing Plant until moving to Gove in 1992 and driving a feed truck for Glenn Coberly Feed Yard. In 1997 he moved to Wakeeney and later moved to Hays. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  
Survivors include two daughters, Heather Urban of Ellis and Charley Maughlin of Dighton; four sons, Craig Wayne Barnett Jr. of Quinter, Cecil Barnett of Great Bend, Preston Barnett of Hays; and Hunter Barnett of Hutchinson; three brothers, Paul Barnett and Mac Barnett, both of Dighton and Bill Barnett of Healy; two sisters, Hassel Conley of Bonaire, Ga. and Bonnie Donecker of Healy; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; three brothers, Edward, Kenneth and Jerel; and a sister, Kathleen Doris.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Dighton with the Rev. Howard Bever officiating. Burial will be at the Healy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Craig Barnett Sr. Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to

Funeral arrangements provided by
Boomhower Funeral Home*   
Box 891  
Dighton, Ks.  67839
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 26, 2012