In loving memory of

Bruce Barnes
June 16, 1969 - June 23, 2022

Bruce Barnes
Ellisville - Bruce Barnes, 53, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at OSF St Francis Hospital in Peoria.
He was born on June 16, 1969 in Canton to Alfred "Butch" and Paula (Harper) Barnes. They preceded him in death along with one brother Paul Allen Barnes.
He married Amy Hedges on July 3, 1999 in Canton. She survives along with two children; Jordan (Haley Miller) Barnes of Abingdon and Lexi (Eric Strand Jr.) Barnes of Macomb, brother Dave (Kelly) Frambes of Fairbury, sister Jill (Tony) Hahn of East Peoria, his other mother Marian Barnes, and two grandpups; Mia and Dexter.
Bruce worked on the assembly line at Pella Window in Macomb. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Fairview American Legion. Bruce loved watching the Cubs and HGTV.
Services will be 10 am Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be Monday 5-7 pm. Burial will follow in Walnut Cemetery in Banner.
Memorials may be made to Fairview American Legion. To leave online condolences, please visit


Cheryl Church wrote on Jun 27, 2022:

"I\'m so very sorry to hear this...I had the good fortune to meet Bruce when I worked at US Cellular. My deepest condolences to his family."

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jun 27, 2022:

"My prayers and condolences to the family, Take comfort in knowing that your dear Bruce is safe in the memory of God who knows every detail about him and will bring him back again in the very near future. John 6:40 "

Gary St. Clair wrote on Jun 27, 2022:

"Love you my Nephew and Cousin! You will be missed, but know you are in a better place! Loss of Loved One Poem Now that I am gone, remember me with smiles and laughter. And if you need to cry, cry with your brother or sister who walks in grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. There are so many who need so much. I want to leave you something -- something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people I\'ve known or helped in some special way. Let me live in your heart as well as in your mind. You can love me most by letting your love reach out to our loved ones, by embracing them and living in their love. Love does not die, people do. So, when all that\'s left of me is love, give me away as best you can. ~ Author unknown "

Mat Bainbridge wrote on Jun 25, 2022:

"Bruce and I were one hell of a team in the service department for US Cellular. This is a terrible loss. "

Brad Rosenberger wrote on Jun 25, 2022:

"I group up in Canton across the street from the Barnes family. Everyone knew I called him my little brother and his parents my adoptive parents. My thoughts are with the family and I?ll have beer for you today. I can hear that laugh of his. Miss you buddy Brad"

Amber Eaves wrote on Jun 25, 2022:

"I worked with Bruce at Pella, he was an funny guy! He always had a smile on his face. I?m so sorry for your loss, prayers to you all. He will be missed. "

Brenda Rose wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"Oh Bruce I don\'t even know what to say. We all are shocked and sadden at your death. We all grew up together in this small town. We grew up in the best of times, and figured out the world together. Now your just gone, and we\'re all left grasping to get our breath from this tremendous loss. You may be gone, but you\'ll never be forgotten. Your memories stories, and friendships we all carry in our hearts.Those will keep your memory alive. May you Rest In Peace Bruce.Our Eastview,Ingersoll, and CHS friend and classmate. \"WE ARE THE CLASS of 87\""

Brendon Bauman wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"Amy, Jordan & Lexi - I am so sorry to hear of Bruce\'s passing. There are plenty of great memories that come to mind of him. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. "

Natalie Orwig wrote on Jun 24, 2022:

"I remember Bruce as a former classmate. He was always friendly and you never heard a bad word about him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. "