John Barnard

ESSEX—John Richard Barnard, 81, of Essex, passed away Dec. 18, 2017 in Bradenton, FL, on his 81st birthday. He was born Dec. 18, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Thomas and Anna Barnard.  
John is survived by his wife of 18 years, Darlene Barnard; his two sons, John (Teresa) Barnard and Mark (Cheryl) Barnard; his two daughters, Kathleen (Tobey) Delaney and Suzanne (Mike) Buss and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Thomas and James.        A Celebration of John's Life will be held at Zoar Community Church, 18172 W. Rt. 17, Reddick, IL, on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m.