Johnson's Funeral Home

435 West Beauregard, San Angelo, TX


Martha N. Barnes

March 2, 1926March 17, 2020

Martha Nell Barnes, 94 years, passed away on March 17, 2020 at her home in San Angelo, TX. She was born on March 2, 1926 to Thomas and Daisy Sissel in Cooper, TX. Martha married John Barnes on October 3, 1943, they were married 70 years. Martha has two daughters, Barbara Barnes and Beverly Bell. Martha worked for Rio Concho East for 15 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Barnes as well as her parents and three brothers, C.P. Sissel, Tom Sissel and wife Lou Sissel, Shirley Sissel and her granddaughter, Jeanie Lea. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Barnes and Beverly Bell and husband Calvin Bell; her granddaughter, Janna Morris and husband Denny Morris; five great grandchildren, Ethan Everett and wife Caitlin, Lori Sentell and husband JT Sentell and son Jase Sentell, Levi Sparks and wife Haley Sparks and son Wylie Sparks, Chy Everett, Daisy Glaspie and sister-in-law, Jackie Sissel. Martha is also survived by niece Vonnie Collins and nephew John Sissel and wife Sharon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com


  • John Barnes, Husband (deceased)
  • Parents, . (deceased)
  • C.P. Sissel, Brother (deceased)
  • Tom Sissel (Lou Sissel), Brother (deceased)
  • Shirley Sissel, Brother (deceased)
  • Jeanie Lea, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Barbara Barnes, Daughter
  • Beverly Bell (Calvin Bell), Daughter
  • Janna Morris (Denny Morris), Granddaughter
  • Ethan Everett (Caitlin), Great Grandchild
  • Lori Sentell (JT Sentell), Great Grandchild
  • Jase Sentell, Great Great Grandchild
  • Levi Sparks (Haley Sparks), Great Grandchild
  • Wylie Sparks, Great Great Grandchild
  • Chy Everett, Great Grandchild
  • Daisy Glaspie, Great Grandchild
  • Jackie Sissel, Sister-in-law
  • Vonnie Collins, Niece
  • John Sissel (Sharon), Nephew


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Martha N. Barnes

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Bob Brewer

March 22, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Martha at Rio Concho Retirement Community. She was a wonderful, loving, caring person. I enjoyed our breakfast together at Rio Concho East. She did a remarkable job when her facility was badly damaged in a tornado. I will never forget her leadership in this challenging time. On her retirement we honored her by naming our Dining room in her honor. She was a great friend. Barbara and Beverly she was a great role model for you. She talked of you often and how proud she was of you. God be with you through this challenging time.

Dana Glossbrenner

March 22, 2020

Martha was a lifetime member of First Christian Church, San Angelo. She also attended the Henson Sunday School class. Jim (Glossbrenner) and I (Dana Glossbrenner) were honored to serve the group as teachers. As long as she could attend, she was a valued member of the class, contributing her own curiosity and wisdom. We loved her very much. Even as she aged, she was still a seeker.

Patti Tharp

March 21, 2020

I enjoyed my visits with Martha. She was a sweet person. I was honored to be able to share communion with her.
She was a blessings.

Patti Tharp

Emma Jean Lawdermilk

March 21, 2020

Martha was a lovely, kind and gracious lady.
She will be missed.

With love & sympathy