Archive for Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Millard Elmer Barnwell

March 14, 2006

Services for Millard Elmer Barnwell, 89, Lansing, will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mr. Barnwell died March 12, 2006, at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

He was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Millard Milton Barnwell and Pearl Ruth Hanks.

Mr. Barnwell served in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was with the 436th SIG Corps Heavy Construction BN AVN stationed in the Philippines in World War II and was awarded the Victory Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Meritorious Service Unit Plaque and the American Theater Ribbon.

In 1948, Mr. Barnwell join the Military Police at Leavenworth with Company A, 174th Military Police BN Army National Guard. In 1961, he was promoted to 1st Sergeant. He retired in 1967 from military service.

He married Bernice Edith Wood on March 11, 1941, in Leavenworth. She died Feb. 11, 1995.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue Murawski, and a son, Keith E. Barnwell, both of Leavenworth; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the funeral chapel.

The family expressed thanks to Shona Kuebler and Stacy Cook, LPNs at Medicalodge of Leavenworth, and Linda Loop for her family assistance.

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