Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 13, 2008, Page 13
OBITUARY ~ FRANCIS "MARTIN" BARNER
April 08, 1962 ~ February 21, 2009
Francis Martin Barner was born on April 8, 1962, in Dover, Delaware and died February 21, 2008 in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was 45 years young.
Martin's family includes his first wife, Rebecca Hunt; daughter, Tiffany Hunt; grandchildren, Michael Alan, Belinda Katherine and Chloe Patience, all of
Mount Ayr, Iowa; parents, John and Mary Barner of Lady Lake, Florida; four brothers and sisters-in-law, John Jr. and Sherrie of Saint Petersburg, Florica,
Michael and Brenda of Moberly, Missouri, Christopher of Mardel, Delaware and Timothy and Elise of New York City, New York; Martin's second wife, Wanda Fay
Barner-Traylor; stepdaughter Christi and Brad Betts and stepgrandchildren, Corey, Alyssa and Trinity of Milford, Delaware. Martin's divorce was finalized
October 30, 2007.
Martin rode back into his daughter's life astride a Harley. He loved the outdoors and boasted he never saw a crowded pond after dark.
To fish for food would bring a smile to his face and spices out of the cupboard. The man loved to cook. Seafood being his speciality. From jambalaya to clam
chowder, from omelets to noodles for 100, no kitchen challenge was too great. He said he loved to prepare food for royalty, his own family.
and pure joy came from his daughter and grandchildren. In grandson Michael's words, "Grandpa loved us good."
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2015