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Monday, October 19, 2020

Obituary - Michael Shawn Barnett

Michael Shawn Barnett, 50 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home in Drexel. Cremation, with Celebration of Life services 2:00 pm Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the Drexel VFW, 114 S. First Street, Drexel, Missouri.. 

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Michael Shawn “Berry” Barnett was born to Patricia and Louis Strain in Butler, MO on the 28th of July 1970. He attended school and grew up in Louisburg Kansas. He moved to Butler, where he met, and married the love of his life Kathy Jo Bridges on June 26, 1999. Berry worked construction. Berry and Kathy moved to Drexel in 2005, a community they loved and he chose with his wife to raise their children.

Berry was an avid sports fan, in particular of his beloved Kansas City Chiefs. Next to his family, football was the second greatest love of his life. One of his greatest joys was seeing the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. He was himself a youth football coach in Drexel for 13 years.

Proceeded in death by his brother Curtis Strain, his father Louis Strain, and his grandfather Olen Harris. He leaves behind his wife Kathy Barnett of the home, sons Dakota (Koty) and Wyatt Barnett of the home, son Ian Bridges of Drexel, MO, and daughter Harley Reece (Holden) Merwin, MO, grandchildren Nevaeh, Skyden, AJ, and Ryder Reece, and Damon and Octavia Bridges. His mother Patricia Strain of Louisburg, KS, brother Paul Barnett (Ronnie) of Louisburg, KS, sisters Rhonda Powers of Paola, KS, Vanessa Strain of Lane, KS, and grandmother Doris Harris of Butler, MO. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.

Chiefs tailgate/watch party following the celebration of life. Don’t forget to wear your KC gear and go red for Berry! He will be dearly missed by many…