Vanesa Corrine Barnes

Vanesa Corrine Barnes, 59, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Marys.

Vanesa was born on July 10, 1961, in Grinnell, to Jerry and Wanda (Dvorak) Barnes. She graduated from Central DeWitt High School in DeWitt in 1979. She was a Respiratory Therapist at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton. She built meaningful relationships with her co-workers and the people she cared for at her job.

Vanesa enjoyed making trips to visit her best friend in Las Vegas. They enjoyed shopping, going to shows and spending time together. She loved her furry companions, Precious and Sugar. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her family. She liked watching movies, especially Harry Potter movies with her son.

Vanesa is survived by her son, Perry Barnes; her dad, Jerry Barnes; brother, Bradley (Lisa) Barnes; niece, Abigail Barnes; nephew, Austin Barnes; her best friends, Daine Crowley and Kathy Willey; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Vanesa is preceded in death by her mom, Wanda Barnes.