Jana Rae Barnes

August 1, 1963 - March 24, 2020

Obituary Notice

Jana Rae Barnes, age 56 of Hale, passed away peacefully March 24, 2020.

Jana was born August 1, 1963 in West Branch, Michigan to Orval and Onylea Kay (Atkinson). She was an avid Michigan Wolverines fan and enjoyed traveling, bird watching, spending time with her children and watching them play sports.

Ms. Barnes is survived by her loving mother; Onylea Armstead of Hale. Adored son’s; Aaron (Stephanie) Barnes of Hale and Nathan (Brandi) Barnes of Hale. Cherished grandchildren; Xander, Eleanor, Addison and Wyatt. Sister’s; Julie (Paul) Westcott of Tawas, Jill (Luke) Sidebottom of Long Lake and Jonell Armstead of Flint. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive. Jana was preceded in death by her father; Orval Armstead.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jana to the Shriner’s Hospitals (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org)


We are sending our sincere condolences. We love you all. Rick and Teri
— Rick and Teri
Prayers for Janas family. God bring them comfort in her passing. Hugs thinking of you all
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
So very sorry to hear of Jana's passing. Onylea, my heart goes out to you---as a mother, there can be no more difficult time. I know Jana suffered. Now she has peace. Prayers to all involved.
— Nancy & Adam Kolodziejski
Our very deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
— Terri and Tyson Shellenbarger
I am so sorry, my love and prayers are with all the family. I have had so many good memories with Jana when we were little, and I have had so many laughs with her recently on Facebook. I wish I could come and hug you all, but this stay-at-home order won't let me. I know she's in the arms of her dad and my dad and so many other loving family in heaven to greet her. She will be very missed here and my heart goes out to you all ..love, hugs and prayers.
— Robin (Robarts) Gooch
So sorry for your loss
— Dan & Linda valent
Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman. Our prayers are with you all. Much love
— Michelle king
Onylea and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Jana. My prayers are with you...may you feel the love of God surrounding you.
Helen Alford
— Helen Alford
So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all km our prayers during this difficult time!
John & Ronnie Heydon
— Ronnie Heydon
So sorry to hear of this. We went to school together. I will pray for your family at this difficult time. God Bless!
— Mary Sczepkowski
So sorry to hear about Jana. Used to have fun at the reunions. Always a smile for everyone
— Kathy Smith
Gods blessing on the Armstead Family for the loss of Jana.
— Ricky Barnes
God Speed Jana. Prayers to the family. Hugs to you all. RIH my friend.
— Kare Pupo
Condolences from Elaine and Guy Rabey
— Guy Rabey
I'm so sorry for your loss! The entire family will be in my prayers. I pray Gods comfort for you all!
— Brenda Strahan (Shell)
Sorry to hear about Jana. I know she will be missed by many.
— Jill Dorcey
Im so very very sorry for your loss...Prayers to you all at this time...
— Nancy (Green) SKOWRON
So sorry for you all dear friends.... heartfelt condolences and prayers...
— John Heydon
Dear Julie and Jill, I’m so sorry to read about your sister Janas passing. My Deepest Sympathy to you both and families.
— Sandy & Ken Strobel
Julie, Paul, Jacob and Jeff, my thoughts and deepest sympathy are with all of you.
— Christine Sheldon
I am sorry to hear this .God be with her boys and grandbabies and her mom and sisters . And God with this virus going on please keep everyone safe .God bless each and everyone of you. Love Becky Deshano
— Rebecca Deshano
I am'so sorry to hear of Jana's passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. Sandi
— Sandra Helms
Prayers and love sent to Jana's family. I always enjoyed my conversations with Jana when I worked at Alward's and Kathy Jane's. She will be dearly missed.
— Becky Landis Tumminello
So sorry to hear about your loss. Know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
— Cheri & Jeff Short
I am so sorry to hear about Jana. I remember her as a very sweet and loving person. I am praying that God will wrap his arms around her family and hold you tight. I pray for comfort and peace.
— Carri Shell Creel

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