Barney, Joan

Joan Renee Barney

February 4, 1965 - September 8, 2019

Joan Renee (Burton) Barney of Naples, Florida passed away on September 8, 2019 at the age of 54.  She was born on February 4, 1965 to Charles Denver and Sharon Winona (Owens) Burton in Stanford, Kentucky.  Growing up, Joan cherished spending time at the Cedar Rapids Country Club as a member of the swim team. She was the first to ever graduate early from Rockcastle County High School in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky with the class of 1982, despite identifying with the class of 1983.  She attended college at Eastern Kentucky University where she majored in Microbiology, graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1987.  Soon after, Joan went to work in a lab for Biocon and was instrumental in developing an alternative to cancer causing red dye #3.  Her passion, however, was cooking and she became an accomplished chef, graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts from Sullivan University in 2011. She deeply loved her family, spending time at the beach, and the University of Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball Team.  Joan also home-schooled her two sons, Chase and Chancellor. She was of the Christian faith.

Joan is survived by her sons, Chase Barney and wife, Hannah of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Chancellor Barney of Naples, Florida; sister, Lynne Clifton and husband, Kevin of McKinney, Texas; niece, Embry Maynard and husband, Tyrel of Liberty Hill, Texas; nephew, Blake Clifton of Los Angeles, California; great-nephew, Toren Maynard; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the International Myeloma Foundation.

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Joan was one of the nicest people I have ever met. She was one of the best people I ever talked with at Rockcastle Co. High School. She was a great person and one of the best people I ever met. Wonderful parents and sister and one that will be missed. May God Bless your family in this time.
Bruce Blanton , September 14, 2019 Sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for all the families. Joan was such a sweet person, gone too soon. RIP.
Jeffrey Ham, September 13, 2019 Lynne, I am so saddened by your loss. I have only fond memories of Joan as I watched her grow up. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.
Brenda Graves Lovell, September 12, 2019 Thoughts and prayers to the family. We are sorry for your loss. God bless.
Neal Wetmore, September 12, 2019 Love you my precious friend and will miss your beautiful smiling face!! Tammy Hansel Hopkins , September 12, 2019 Joan supported my love for wine and always gave me the utmost confidence. She believed in me and my passions and I hers. We always had a special connection and she always went out of her way to care about my life and happiness. I was proud of her accomplishments and desire to always better herself. You will always be in my heart! CJ Penn, September 11, 2019 I was blessed that Joan gave to me 30 years of her life. Joan was the finest human being I ever met. I couldn't have been blessed with a more wonderful wife, devoted mother to her sons, friend, and companion. I know that she is now in a place of great peace, love, and happiness. I love her, and I always will.
Steve Barney, September 11, 2019 So sorry to hear about Joan. She was a lovely lady and I think about her often. Miss seeing you all. Great memories. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Rick Thompson , September 11, 2019 Joan was my first friend at Brodhead Elementary. I have such fond memories of her family and slumber parties at her house. We would spend hours walking her farm and also her grandparents farm, across the road. We would visit with every horse, every mule. We had such fun riding in the back seat of Denver’s Buick Electra ...225. Joan was special and I am so sad to hear of her passing.
Stacey Wirtz, September 11, 2019 Joanie was the cutest little girl my Aunt Ruby used to babysit her! So sorry for your loss! Love & Prayers for All the Family! Gary & Doris Caldwell, September 11, 2019 Doug and I are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts ached when we heard the news of Joanie’s passing. She was such a sweet girl with a ready smile and cheerful attitude. We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Sue Hamm, September 10, 2019 Lynne, praying for strength and comfort for you tonight! Love you so much and wish I could be with you for support and to give you a BIG hug! Joanie was a blessing to all of us who knew her. She had such a sweet kindness always. I know heaven is shining brighter with her there. God bless you! We are praying your good memories will help sustain you in the days ahead. Big hugs and love, love to you and her family! Shirley Cox, September 10, 2019 We have lost such a sweet blessing to our family. Her kind nature, loving heart, beautiful smile, encouraging attitude will surely be missed. Death steals so much from us, but it cannot take her impact on our lives. She definitely touched my life. Hugs Lynne. Love you bunches. Mendi Stone, September 10, 2019 Joan, you will be missed. You always had a smile on your face. Brenda Faulkner , September 10, 2019 You will be missed by your old friends in Kentucky. I have such fond memories of our years at BES & RCHS. You will be missed. Love & prayers for your family. You were one of a kind. Cynthia Holbrook , September 10, 2019 So sorry to hear this sad news. Joan was such a sweet person and very special to our family. We were all swim team members with Lynne and Joan. Lots of good times at the pool. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Lynnell Fields, September 10, 2019 So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers. Teresa Vanzant , September 10, 2019 Joan & I were roommates at EKU. Although I haven't seen her in years I can still hear her voice & laugh. She was a kind & caring person, (& she always made her bed) I was lucky to have known her & to have had her as a roommate! RIP Myra Rayburn Summers, September 10, 2019 Joan, we only knew you for a short time, but you made us feel like we were friends for a lifetime. Rest in peace.
Jeffrey & Sandra Varner , September 10, 2019