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Judith "Judy" Barnes

August 26, 1943 — February 27, 2022

Judith Lynn “Judy” Barnes, 78 of Chillicothe passed away in Chillicothe, Missouri at Hedrick Medical Center on February 27, 2022 under the care of her family.

Judy was born August 26, 1943, to parents Willard “Punch” Eckert and Euletha Mae Smith. Judy graduated Meadville High School in 1961. She attended Chillicothe Beauty Academy and was a member of the first graduating class, earning her Beauticians license. Judy worked as a Beautician at a beauty shop for several years, until her health failed.

Judy was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, animal lover with cats being her favorites. She also collected cat figurines but most of all she loved to spend family time with her granddaughter.

Judy is survived by her granddaughter, Marilese Lydia B. Tridle and fiancée Troy Robertson of North Platte, Nebraska; cousins, Charlotte Dadiras of Chillicothe, Missouri; Charlene Bloss of Chillicothe, Missouri; Jerry Eckert of Washington, Missouri; Charles Ray Eckert of Laredo, Missouri; Ronald Eckert of Chula, Missouri; Clarence Eckert of Chula, Missouri; extended family, Martin and Marilyn Greer and family of St. Joseph, Missouri

Judy is preceded in death by her Parents, Punch and Euletha Eckert; daughter, Denise Lynn Barnes Tridle, and grandparents.

Memorials in honor of Judy can be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Grand River Multipurpose Center and may be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will take place at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home.

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