Barbara Riley Barnett
Barbara Barnett
Barbara Riley Barnett

April 12, 1922 - March 22, 2020
Born in Oelwein, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Barbara Riley Barnett, 97, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 22, 2020. She was born April 12, 1922. Barbara was a founding and active member of Westover Baptist Church and active in the Des Moines Garden Club, where she was a master judge.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Jane Kemmis; daughter-in-law, Ann Barnett; three grandchildren, Kristina Barnett, Robert (Lisa) Barnett and Barbara Kemmis (Gina Medalle); one great grandson, Aaron (Emily) Barnett and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Barnett; son, James R. Barnett; daughter, Jeanne Miller; grandson, Frank E. Kemmis and sons-in-law, Frank F. Kemmis and Bryce Miller.

Memorials may be directed to Westover Baptist Church. A private graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2020 at Glendale Cemetery. A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Online condolences are welcome at

A live stream link will be availablr starting at 12:45PM at:

Iles Westover Chapel is handling arrangements.

Iles Note ** Because public gatherings have been limited to 10 people or less, services for Barbara Barnett will be private at this time. Friends and family will gather soon to celebrate her life. We encourage friends to share their sympathies with her family using online condolences available on this website, sending cards and making telephone calls. It is important that you let the bereaved know that you support and care for them, even if you are unable to be present.**







Westover Baptist Church
2330 62nd St
Des Moines, Iowa 50322