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Richard L. Barnes Sr. - 71

1/8/1949 - 5/17/2020

Clinton, Iowa

Richard L. Barnes, Sr. age 71 of Clinton, passed away Sunday May 17, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  Cremation rites will be accorded.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left at   


     Richard was born on Jan. 8, 1949 in Omaha, NE, the son of Leland and Ethel (Lambrecht) Barnes.  He married Shelley Black on March 25, 1973 in Phoenix, AZ.  He worked as a Respiratory Therapist in Hospitals for 22 years and later as a security guard for 16 years.  Richard was a NASCAR Jeff Gordon fan and collecting miniature train sets.


     Richard is survived by his wife, Shelley Barnes of Clinton; a son, Richard (Sarah) Barnes Jr.; 5 grandchildren; two brothers, Steve and David; two sisters, Linda and Mary; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bob and Mike, and two sisters, Nancy and Kathy.




None. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

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