Janeen Ann Barrett

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Janeen A. Skinner (Barrett), age 84 of Missouri Valley, IA passed away Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Azria (Longview) Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Janeen was born November 6, 1937, to Melvin M. Skinner and Lelah Skinner (Fouts) in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She raised six children by herself with help from family and many friends in which she was very blessed with. Janeen worked for Culligan Maytag for 35+ years. She married Bud Barrett on September 8, 1998 and added two more girls to her family. She was highly active in the church. She loved to laugh, paint pictures, eat ice cream and just loved life in general.

Janeen is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bud, brothers: Gene, Jack and Dale, and sister Julia.

She is survived by her children: Gregg Kearney (Kalpana) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Rick Kearney of Wisconsin, Bill Kearney (Jami) of Wausa, NE, Kim Kearney (Christensen) and Pat of Pisgah, IA, Julie Kearney (Hughes), Kelly (Kearney) Rodewald, Dottie (Barrett) McHugh and Rod of Woodbine, IA, Katie (Barrett) Wehring and James of Houston, TX. Grandchildren: Brandi, Daniel, Lucas, Stephen, Jordan, Boston, Payton, Amisha, Kiran, Pryia, Jacob, James, Sydney, and Eli. Great Grandchildren: Kaden, Roman and Thea, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Hennessy Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Immediately following the service, the family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church in Missouri Valley.

In Loving Memory Of Janeen Ann Barrett

Born November 6, 1937 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest September 24, 2022 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Christian Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Matt Zingraf

Musical Selections

“The Old Rugged Cross” “How Great Thou Art”

“In The Garden”

Casket Bearers

Daniel Christensen Lucas Christensen

Boston Widen Stephen Widen

Jordan Widen

Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa (At A Later Date)

I’M FREE Don t grieve for me, for now I m free I m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks undone must stay that away. I found that peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah, yes these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life s been full, Iv e savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, don t lenghten it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me God wanted me now: He set me free.



  • Curtis and Cherie Brown Posted September 26, 2022 12:56 pm

    Julie and family, so sorry to read about your mom. She was a very kind and caring woman. I know my mom enjoyed having her as a neighbor at the Longview condos back a few years. Prayers to you all. Cherie Dinsmore-Brown.

  • Mabel Posted September 27, 2022 8:56 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing!! I knew you all loved her and she loved you!! She always talked highly of her children! I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Janeen for just that short time!! She was a blessing to me!!!

  • Lyle/Lolly Tuttle Posted September 27, 2022 10:50 am

    In 1971 Janeen became my secretary at Culligan. What a pleasure it was to work with her. She was a “keeper”! Rest in peace Janeen; you have earned it.

  • Faith Koch Posted September 27, 2022 6:18 pm

    Janeen was one of the warmest and loving people i’ve ever known. She gave me a shoulder to cry on and helped me through some very rough times. She will live forever in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. May God Bless you all.

  • Yvonne Laughrey Kessler Posted September 30, 2022 2:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. There will be a big family reunion on the other side. My mother Jane Skinner Laughrey passed last March.

  • Rachel Hughes Posted October 1, 2022 8:57 pm

    Janeen and Bud were the greatest neighbors one could have. I will miss seeing her beautiful smile when visiting her. I wanted to be at jer funeral but we were in Washington at the time.

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