Photos courtesy of Twila Barnette.
Photos courtesy of Twila Barnette.

Niobrara County Library - Nila Jean (Sylvester) Barnette (October 5, 1929 - May 13, 2007)

Nila Jean (Sylvester) Barnette (October 5, 1929 - May 13, 2007)

The Lusk Herald
May 16, 2007

Nila Barnette

Memorial services are pending for Nila Barnette, age 77, of Lusk. Mrs. Barnette passed away May 13, 2007, in Denver. A full obituary and date and time of service will follow. Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of arrangements.

The Lusk Herald
May 23, 2007
Nila Jean Barnette

Nila Jean Barnette passed away on May 13 in Denver. A memorial service was held in Lusk at 3 p.m. May 21 at the Niobrara County High School Auditorium.

Nila was born in Anaconda, Mont. on Oct. 5, 1929 to George and Lela Sylvester. She attended school in Lusk, graduating from Lusk High School in 1947. Nila married Richard T. "Bucky" Barnette on June 20, 1950, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Torrington.

Nila lived on the family ranch from the time she was married until her death. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and P.E.O. Chapter I. She was an avid bridge player, enjoyed knitting, and caring for her brood of chickens, supplying friends and family with fresh eggs.

Nila was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Elaine Hill, and her husband Bucky.

She is survived by three sons; Scott of Denver, John of Cheyenne, and Andy and his wife Twila of Lusk; two grandchildren, Andrea and Taylor, as well as a special little friend, Kaylan.

The family suggests memorials to St. George's Episcopal Church of Lusk.

Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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