Frances Mary Barney

Passed away on March 9, 2014

Frances Mary Barney, 76, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She was born December 16, 1937, in Swanton, Ohio, to James and Irene Davis. She was raised on a farm with her brother, Richard and sister, Marge in Toledo, Ohio. She moved away when she met Dick Barney of Idaho, while he was in the military, and they married shortly after on December 31, 1959. Once they were married they moved around for awhile until they finally settled down in Idaho to raise their 7 children. When her children were old enough she chose to go back to work because she really loved staying active and to be around people because she was so social and just loved everyone she came in contact with. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She had a deep sense of love for everyone she knew, as well as a passion for animals.

She left behind many who will miss her terribly including her husband of 56 years, Dick Barney; her 7 children, John, Mary, Linda, Wayne, Robert, Richard, and Bonnie; and their families which also include her 7 grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at


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Mike McLendon

March 11, 2014

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.