Thursday, February 7, 2008

Julia Marie McAdam Barnett of Moran was born east of Bayard, Kan. on Aug. 10, 1919, and was the daughter of Andy and Bessie Schuessler McAdam. At an early age, she with her family moved to the old farmstead of her Grandfather Schuessler located one mile west of Lone Elm, Kan. where she grew to womanhood.

She was graduated from Lone Elm High School in 1937 and received her Life Certificate for teaching from Kansas Sate Teachers College of Pittsburg, Kan in 1939. She furthered her education from Pittsburg State and the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Her teaching career included rural schools in Anderson and Allen County and the Moran and Iola schools.

On July 29, 1945, she was married to Wayne Barnett at the Presbyterian Church in Lone Elm. They made their home in Lone Elm until they purchased Moran Truck Line in 1947 and moved to Moran, Kan. Julia and Wayne operated the truck line until 1984 when they retired.

Julia was a member of the Moran Presbyterian Church and was very active with church work including teaching Sunday school, vacation Bible school leader and Sunday school superintendent. She was also an active member of the Jones Hardy American Legion Auxiliary Post 385 in Moran and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in LaHarpe.

Her husband, Wayne, preceded her in death November 7, 1996. She is survived by one daughter Beth Ann Hatch and husband, Gary, of Sheboygan, Wis. and one son Mark W. Barnett and wife, Kelli, of Joplin, Mo. She is further survived by grandsons James, Matthew and John Hatch and Josh Herrmann; granddaughters, Kelci McVey, Jaci and Katie Barnett; great-grandchildren Aidan, Emma and Ian Hatch, Jarrett Herrmann, Keaton Herrmann and Maggie McVey.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, John and George McAdam, her sister Marguerite Works and her great-grandson Conner Hatch.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service at Moran, Kan. Burial will be at the Moran Cemetery. Family and friends will be present to greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 385, Moran, Kan. or to the Alzheimer's Association.