Jerry R. Barning

December 15, 1934March 23, 2010

Jerry R. Barning, 75, of Columbus, died at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday March 23, 2010, at Kindred Hospital Greenwood.

Mr. Barning was a design engineer for Cummins Engine Co. from 1968 to 1995. He was a graduate of Evansville Reitz High School, earned a degree in mechanical engineer from Purdue University, and a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University.

He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Dr. Al Styron Jr. officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Post-Polio Health International or the Jerry Barning Scholarship Fund at Evansville University in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born Dec. 15, 1934, in Evansville, Mr. Barning was the son of Carl and Elsie Sieler Barning. He married Gayle O. Jackson Sept. 1, 1957, in Evansville. She preceded him in death May 2, 1995.

Surviving are daughters, Sheryl Anne Barning of Tampa, FL, Kimberly Sue (Tom) Norton of Greenwood, Christi Lynn (Kevin) Bailey of Indianapolis and Cammie Christene (Andy) Breitenmoser of Franklin; and granddaughters, Carly Christene Fudge of Greenwood and Andrea Gayle Breitenmoser of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and brothers, Phillip and David Barning



  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, March 26, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 27, 2010


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Wilma Duncan-Laymon

March 31, 2010

The Barning Family were for many years friends and neighbors of the Duncan Family: Carl, Valata, Wilma Jean and Darlene. The Barning Family have our sincere sympathy in their lose of a very dear love one. Jerry will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him.

brent ramey

March 30, 2010

a testimonial to us all that no matter what life brings to keep moving forward, jerry has and always will have a place in my heart . he will be sadly missed , god has another perfect soul in his kingdom
Brent Ramey

Julie Jackson

March 26, 2010

Kim, Sheryl, Christi and Cammie,
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Jerry's death. I wish I could attend the funeral but I am currently living in Japan. However, my thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I have just been thinking about all of the summers I spent with you all when we were younger and all of the baseball games we went to; Uncle Jerry was always so involved in all of your lives. Although he sometimes had a loud bark he was always there to give you all a hug and offer his words of encouragement. He will be missed.

March 26, 2010


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.I always have had the greatest respect for Jerry.What a great man.I have nothing but the best memories.I just really dont have the words..
Todd Downs

Shelley Daugherty

March 26, 2010

Sheryl, Kim, Christi, Cammie & families

I wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a diffucult time for all of you and you all have my condolenences. But, now he is in a better place with Aunt Gayle. I will also remember him as such a kind hearted man, (Uncle) Love Shelley

Kenneth Quick

March 26, 2010

I wanted the Family to know. I meet Jerry about 2 yrs ago at Wal-Mart on 10st Columbus. I would see him about once a week. He would ask me to get him a box of Choc. Donuts for they were on the bottem shelve & he needed a little help. We would talk about this or that. But we always talked about you kids ( your a little old for the term Kids ) but Jerry always said the Kids or the daughter. I had lived in Orlando for years before coming here. I retired from ORMC in orlando, then he would tell me all albout his Daughter in Tampa.He Loved & was so proud of each of you & I wanted you to know that about you DAD !! You lost your Father I'm so so sorry for that, you may be interested to know that I lost a very very dear FRIEND. May he rest in peace. We sometimes don't see our Parents as others do. He was a great Man. I will miss him.

Norm Blizard

March 25, 2010

At Cummins, Jerry was a designer’s designer. Well grounded in the basics, he took challenging work in stride. I was privileged to work with Jerry for about 5 years during the AIPS program where he led the cylinder head and fuel injector design work. His ability to overcome his physical challenges to do outstanding work was inspirational for all of us. Rest in peace, Jerry and condolences to his family and his many friends and colleagues. He will be missed.

Stacie Vaughan

March 25, 2010

Knowing Jerry was a true life blessing. My childhood memories include Jerry. Many girl sleep overs with his daughters, family dinners, listing to him play his guitar, softball games and working in his garage. Jerry always had a wonderful story to tell that often included life lessons. It was a priviledge to know Jerry. His determination for life was a valuable lesson for all who knew him. I know deep in my heart that Jerry is now walking if not running the streets of gold in heaven. Thank you Jerry for being such a wonderful 2nd Dad!

See you soon,

Katie Garvey

March 25, 2010

Sheryl, Kim, Christi, and Cammie in life we have alot of acquaintances and very few people we can call friends....your Dad was my FRIEND! Our sorrow will fade....our memories will linger forever! Thank you for always making me feel like I was a member of your family! Katie